In October, Linus Torvalds expressed concerns
was making "...changes
that were known to be problematic, and are pure and utter stupidity." Several Gentoo developers were also concerned about the removal of features and uncooperative nature of udev maintained by the systemd developers, so they've announced a fork
: "After speaking with several other Gentoo developers that share Linus'
concerns, I have decided to form a team to fork udev. Our plan is to eliminate the separate /usr requirement from our fork, among other things. We will announce the project later this week."
The project name (for now) is udev-ng, and you can grab the code from Github
. Update: 11/16 21:29 GMT
by U L
: One of the developers commented
that this isn't yet an official Gentoo project (but hopefully it will be!). There's also an informative flamewar
about the fork on debian-devel.