The Gentoo project has reported that it is once again possible to run a recent version of the GNOME desktop with alternative init systems. The GNOME desktop is typically dependent on systemd, but developers have worked to get around this dependency to allow GNOME to run on computers with alternative init systems. "GNOME 3.30 is now available in the Gentoo Linux testing branch. Starting with this release, GNOME on Gentoo once again works with OpenRC, in addition to the usual systemd option. This is achieved through the elogind project, a standalone logind implementation based on systemd code, which is currently maintained by a fellow Gentoo user. Gentoo would like to thank Mart Raudsepp (leio), Gavin Ferris, and all others working on this for their contributions. More information can be found in Mart's blog post."
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