Drop support for sysvinit.
- Name: Colin
- Email: email@example.com
systemd maintainer, Colin Guthrie
- Targeted release: Mageia 3
- Last updated: 2013-05-03
- Percentage of completion: 99% (it's still used in installer but it's gone from any user systems)
Why it would be good for Mageia to include it
Supporting every permutation of all software is inefficient and lowers the overall quality for no direct user gain. By focusing resources on one solution we can minimise issues and problems and it also allows GNOME and other software to depend on systemd.
Anything useful for QA and all testers to help debugging during all development cycle
Software / Packages Dependencies
List of packages to be implied
What could disrupt development of this new feature
People not being able to use systemd instead of sysvinit.
No planning needed, just drop support for the sysvinit package.
Don't drop it!
This was done some time ago an there have not been any complaints. While there is likely some code kicking around that still deals with sysvinit case, it is no longer actively used and can be tidied up in the next cycle.
There is no specific documentation to this feature. Users will automatically be using systemd now.