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OpenRC the system startup for Linux.
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== History ==
== History ==
Revision as of 02:36, 21 November 2010
Funtoo OpenRC is the current implementation of the system startup and init script framework for Funtoo Linux.
Funtoo OpenRC independently-maintained, forked version of the OpenRC init scripts. Funtoo Linux-specific changes generally relate to Funtoo network configuration.
The Gentoo modular initscripts were created by Daniel Robbins for Gentoo Linux 1.0_rc6, in development during most of 2001 and released in September 2001 (need refs). After their development, the dependency-based initscript system was maintained by a number of senior developers, starting with Azarah (Martin Schlemmer), with migration to the new init system assisted by Woodchip (Donnie Davies) who converted all ebuild init scripts to work with the new system. As Grant Goodyear notes:
My recollection is that one of woodchip's more impressive early feats was the complete replacement of all of the init scripts in Portage for Gentoo Linux 1.0_rc6. Through 1.0_rc5 Gentoo had used fairly standard rc scripts modified from Stampede Linux, but for 1.0_rc6 Daniel Robbins (drobbins) and Martin Schlemmer (azarah) had created a new dependency-based init script system that is still used today. Within a span of days Donny rewrote every single init script in the Portage tree and committed new masked packages to await the release of 1.0_rc6. Thanks to woodchip (and drobbins and azarah, of course) the transition to the new init scripts was nearly painless.
Roy Marples became a Gentoo/Linux developer in 2004 and maintained the modular network scripts for the Gentoo baselayout package. Then towards the end of 2005, he became the the primary maintainer for baselayout and the initscripts.
At the start of 2007, Roy Marples announced the ongoing development of baselayout-2, containing a rewritten initscript code in C and allowing POSIX sh init scripts instead of forcing the use of bash. By Mid 2007 Roy Marples had re-implemented the Gentoo init script design created by Daniel Robbins, using an entirely new code base. Alpha and pre-release baselayout-2 snapshots were added to Gentoo's Portage tree as an optional component.
Towards the end of 2007, Roy Marples retired as a Gentoo developer. Baselayout-2 was still in the pre stage, and aside from the gentoo-fbsd users, it was masked. However, Roy Marples desired to keep the baselayout-2 project moving forward as an independent project. The Gentoo Council permitted Roy Marples to release OpenRC under the 2 clause BSD license, managed by him as an external project.
Around mid-2010, Roy Marples decided to no longer maintain OpenRC. At this point, he transferred development back to Gentoo. However, Daniel Robbins continues to maintain an independent, forked version OpenRC for Funtoo Linux, which includes a Funtoo-specific network configuration system.