Keeping syslog-ng portable means that it needs to be tested regularly on a variety of platforms. Not just on #Linux x86_64, but also on different operating systems, like #FreeBSD and #MacOS, and hardware, like @Arm, @OpenPOWERorg and even #s390:
I define syslog-ng, as an “Enhanced logging daemon with a focus on portability and high-performance central log collection”. One of the original goals of syslog-ng was portability: running the same application on a wide variety of archite...
Many community-based Linux distributions have made the decision to switch to systemd, and most of those decisions were accompanied by lengthy, sometimes acrimonious mailing-list discussions. No distribution had a harder time of it than Debian, though, where arguments raged through much of 2013 before the Debian Technical Committee decided on systemd in early 2014. Thereafter, it is fair to say, appetite for renewing the init-system discussion has been low. Now, though, the topic has returned to the fore and it would appear that the project is heading toward a new general resolution to decide at what level init systems other than systemd should be supported.
A new breed of backdoors and malwares are targeting #Linux now, facilitated by the conformist adoption of desktops like GNOME and hidden in their growing complexity thehackernews.com/2019/07/linux-… - we are happy to say that our distribution is not affected by GNOME at all ;^)