On Thu, 23 Nov 2017, Kevin Chadwick wrote:
[...] It is not like systemd that is replacing an existing system in a more complex way.
I think, initialisation got always more complex. BSD init is simpler than Sys V init, systemd went to the extrem. But rc scripts seem also got always more complex. Even FreeBSD scripts got, in my opinion, unreadable. For me is even a surprise to see a call "cc" in an rc script.
[...] Personally I believe security should be the focus of almost all software development,
This is definitively not my opinion, because I do not hold internet connection (and networking) as escential in computing. Rodrigo.