On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 7:13 PM, Mike Bird <mgb-trinity@...> wrote: > On Thu May 4 2017 09:39:44 Felix Miata wrote: >> zlists@... composed on 2017-05-04 13:24 (UTC-0300): >> > Do people working on Trinity really want to >> > alienate people who use systemd-free distros? >> >> Of course not, but resources are limited. Someone competent would have to >> come forward and commit to handle the extra work that supporting multiple >> init systems entails. > > It seems extraordinarily unlikely that Tim would make such a mistake but > if TDE broke sysvinit support or required systemd we would be unable to > continue with TDE, just as we now use Devuan instead of Debian. likewise i would no longer be able to recommend the use of TDE, nor would i be able to install it or maintain it for my clients. i would be forced to go to the drastic measure of setting up a chroot environment to run an older version of TDE, along with a fixed snapshot of an OS, with a view to keeping that chroot environment pretty much forever, and to run all other applications in some abortion-of-a-method (firefox, libreoffice) with up-to-date binaries. the fact that TDE *HAS NOT* been affected by one of the saddest and most damaging events ever to occur in the history of free software is one of its saving graces. l.