Complaints and changes
Posted Feb 24, 2012 0:24 UTC (Fri) by khim
In reply to: Complaints and changes
Parent article: Changes and complaints
what Interchangeable parts approach brings to the table is the ability for you to write a new tool that you think will do the job better and try it out without having to replace everything.
If you want to experiment there are always source code as I've said. Systemd, for example, is actually implemented as bunch of daemons, not as a single monolithic tool. But. These daemons are designed to be used together. If you want to replace something then it's your responsibility to keep everything working smoothly.
Somehow the fact that Linux kernel is developed as a single large monolithic kernel (and not as a HIRD of Unix-replacing daemons) have not stopped all the progress, why should similar development in userspace lead to a disaster?
If they would accept the fact that their solution is not the "One and only true Solution", which means not only accepting that it's not right for everyone now, but that it may not be right for everyone in the future either, they would make it possible to replace their tool rather than make it try and do everything.
Well, sure. But their tools are replaceable. You only need to convince distributors to replace them, that's all.
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