> Will RHEL7 based on systemd and gnome3.x and Wayland be unix? Will it run my old unix applications? We have seen enough disdain for backwards compatibility that I am in serious doubt.
In what way does Wayland or SystemD break legacy applications?
I see a lot of people throwing around terms like 'Unix way' and things like that, but I don't see it. I don't see it at all. Same thing people talk about the portability of using init scripts and such. I don't see that at all either.
The scripts and commands that I use to managing the start up of processes is different from Redhat to Debian. They are also different from what FreeBSD and OpenBSD use and they are different then what I see in Solaris. All of it it is very different.
SystemD still supports legacy scripts just as well as anything else ever did. Wayland will happily run all your X applications. etc etc.
I mean when Perl came out did people complain that it wasn't 'Unix'. That it wasn't 'do one thing and do it well' and that it was a conglomeration of different approaches in a generic multipurpose language and abandoned much of the pipe-passing and shell utilities and all that?