On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, Crist J. Clark wrote: > Looking at the repository, I have not really seen anything done with > building a NetBSD-style rc.d system that will provide FreeBSD > functionality for a long time.
Several of us have started on this, and either run out of time, or interest (as you've seen described already). There are at least three problems I can see with this project, in no particular order. A) Everyone in the project thinks they know both the problems and the solutions. B) Everyone who is willing to do actual work on the project (myself included) has strong ideas about how it should go, often incompatible with other's strong ideas. C) The real problem of making this work is actually much bigger than the "just do a straight port" drum that most of the people who aren't actually willing to put the work into it beat rather loudly whenever the topic comes up. Currently I don't have nearly as much time to work on this project as I thought I would by now. I moved to the bay area in september and was hoping feverishly that the many hours of overtime required to get in the groove of my new job would slow down, and to some extent they have, but I'm barely getting back up to speed on current -current, which I personally think of as a pre-req for doing the rc work. What I have always said we need before people spend a lot of time on coding is discussion about what the project should look like. If people are interested in this, I set up a discussion list on Yahoo! groups, and a few people actually subscribed. If there is still interest in discussion about what the project should look like, I think I'm ready to go on that if people still think my experience with the existing rc system is worth including. -- "We have known freedom's price. We have shown freedom's power. And in this great conflict, ... we will see freedom's victory." - George W. Bush, President of the United States State of the Union, January 28, 2002 Do YOU Yahoo!? To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-current" in the body of the message