Hello there, nice to meet you! If you don't mind, I'll be quite too straight and tell you what I'm coming for.
So, a few days ago, I switched to Void Linux. This not only meant that my hipster non-mainstream levels had increased over 9000, but that I had switched from Systemd to Runit as well. At first, I found it amazing that the system and the GNOME desktop could do so much and so easily without relying on a heavy init overlord. I shared my joy to my fellow colleagues. And during the process, someone recently told me something like this. "It's old software. Its last version is from 2014. If I have to choose between a dynamic, bug-filled init like Systemd and a barely maintained init like Runit, I'd rather use Systemd." That sounds bad, doesn't it? I hence ask: why is it that Runit has no new versions, neither a VCS repository or bug tracker? Has Runit been so well tested and hardened, is it such a simple codebase? Or are there not enough interested, capable people maintaining the project? Sorry for asking this, but I'm really curious and interested on using Runit, and questions need answers. Even if those questions are really questionable on themselves. Cheers~