[ubuntu-studio-devel] LTS proposal 14.04
len at ovenwerks.net
Wed Feb 26 01:55:13 UTC 2014
On Wed, 26 Feb 2014, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Wed, 2014-02-26 at 00:30 +0100, Jimmy Sjölund wrote:
>> I think it's good to keep the same support period, meaning 5 years.
> In general it is a good idea, but keep in mind that Debian and Ubuntu
> will switch to systemd soon. Maintaining releases with different systems
> might be much work for you. Systemd differs a lot to Ubuntu's upstart
> and Debian's SysVinit. IIRC 14.04 still does use upstart, but AFAIK the
> next release will use systemd. Am I mistaken?
The 14.04 part of the archives will continue to use upstart for as long as
support lasts. Unless you have heard differently, ubuntu has stated they
will stick with upstart and will continue to develop it. However, I have
not been watching that close, things may have changed.... search "ubuntu
systemd announce" http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1316 I guess
that is pretty plain.
Cool. Anyway, as I said the LTS will remain upstart for its whole life. We
don't really mess with init/upstart/systemd in any case, so it should not
affect what we do.
My feelings are that I am glad this has happened. There are some things I
would like to work on that do deal in that area and it would be nice if
the whole linux world uses the same one so I only need to write one
Some of the things I would like to know is if we will be using systemd to
control the session as we have used upstart to do. Will run levels remain
available.... and will services look at those run levels. How easy will it
be to override the stock configuration... without conficting with the
original system packages?
I would like to be able to shut off services like cron while doing audio
work. Cron runs really "nice" but some of the things it starts can ask for
lots of disk, cpu and net activity.
The idea that "modern computers" can handle all these things because of
their speed seems to be incorrect. In fact modern computers seem to be
higher latency machines rather than lower... go figure.
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