The Debian Developers Did Not Decide Yet Whether To Use Upstart Or Systemd As The Default Init System, On Debian 8.0 Jessie

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 Developers Did Not Decide Yet Wether To Use Upstart Or Systemd As The Default Init System, On 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.

 

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