The udev code-base has been forked by Gentoo Linux developers after they -- and other parties -- have been unhappy with the future direction of udev as set by systemd developers.
Linus Torvalds has also recently criticized udev with comments along the lines of the code maintenance going into "crazy mode" and "they have made changes that were known to be problematic, and are pure and utter stupidity."
The Gentoo fork can be found on GitHub as udev-ng.
I noticed this too. eudev is now in portage, but it's not an option with virtual/udev, so I'm guessing it's not quite ready for use with Funtoo. It's still interesting. Perhaps it will simplify things a bit for Funtoo as well once it's reached some maturity.
Yep, the latest version of udev depends on SystemD, udev-ng was rename to eudev.
Code can be found here : https://github.com/gentoo/eudev
It's a good thing IMOO, I know that some Debian devs may contribute to the project too.
Gentoo Announces Eudev Project -- Its Udev Fork
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=n … px=MTI1NTE
While eudev is being developed within the Gentoo camp, other Linux distributions are free to deploy eudev too within their systems. The primary goal of eudev is explained as "[addressing] the problems with systemd-udev that caused us to fork it in the first place. In particular, we want better compatibility with existing software such as OpenRC and Upstart, older kernels, various toolchains and anything else required by users and various distributions. We also want to minimize regressions and work with developers of other distributions (and components used by them) to address issues."