I know this is an odd topic… however, is there any thought in offering archlabs with an init other than systemd?
I don’t know how viable that would be. Archlabs is mainly just arch with a lot of customization to some of the DE/Window managers. I think it is more work than the devs would want to deal with.
As I recall this question was asked a while back shortly after ArchLabs started and the answer was “no”; in part for the reason that @TimApple points out.
Unfortunately this isn’t on the cards for us, at least in our immediate future.
Just by way of closing my end of the discussion, here is the init effort I thought might differential archlabs (positively) from arcolinux, manjaro, artix and the other arch derivatives, down the road. I would assume anything like this portends a significant effort.
You assumed correctly
Since none of the team are against systemd we have no reason to produce a non-systemd version.
Hello manyroads, fancy seeing you here
If you’ve already installed ArchLabs then you can try https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Init — shepherd is available in the AUR.
Likewise! I hang out in lots of places, as it looks like you do as well. I might try using one of the other inits. Right now I’m in the midst of working a few new builds… arch and Debian based. I guess I need to get a life.
FWIW… I stumbled across this.
Thx for sharing @manyroads