On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 02:02:11AM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
> 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.
I am interested.

   Cliff Sarginson -- <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

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