Hello Linux Geeksters. As I previously written, the Debian developers are having discussions on weather to replace the good old SysVinit with either RHEL’s systemd or Ubuntu’s Upstart, for a bigger number of features, for Debian 8.0 Jessie.
The Debian technical committee members did not make their mind yet. Ian Jackson, a Debian developer has tested both Upstart and systemd and thinks that Ubuntu’s Upstart event manager is a better alternative to SysVinit than systemd may be, from various reasons. Among others, Upstart is easier to integrate into a daemon source code, easier to package and is more portable than systemd.
On the other hand, Russ Allbery thinks that systemd may be a better choice, since it has many features than Upstart, despite the fact that it may cause issues with non-Linux platforms. For more information, see the mailing lists.
Debian 8.0 Jessie will be released in 2015, so the developers have enough time to make up their mind.