Wow, great news Joe. It will be great to be able to test the branch work.
Though of course being able to switch from an openrc to a non-openrc installation and vice-versa, would be nice, I do not think it is absolutely necessary to start with. I am talking from the perspective of my use-case which is that due to some aspects of openrc not working yet for me (bhyve vms that were created under the non-openrc version not starting correctly in the openrc version, networking problems etc...) I have to stick with the non-openrc version for the moment. I do see the advantages and cool things in openrc but I just cannot take advantage of them now. Another use-case I can imagine is someone who has a lot of work invested in tweaking the init scripts. In both cases, being able to stick to an updated TrueOS is still a great outcome, even if there is no clear migration path to the openrc version yet.
Whatever I can do testing-wise, count me in. Thanks for the great work, as usual