Distribution quotes of the week
Posted Nov 29, 2012 9:35 UTC (Thu) by rsidd
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Whichever way you turn this, with this move Ubuntu will have their own platform on most levels now. They share the kernel, but not the system manager, session manager or UI (Unity...) with Fedora, Suse, Mandriva, ArchLinux (and other systemd using systems) anymore, i.e. the cut goes through the entire userspace. The separation of the userspace bits of the OS is not complete, we do share components (such as D-Bus, ...), but this is precisely where the focus appears to be now: sharing components of the platform, rather than the platform itself.
The only way I can interpret this is, he thinks systemd is "the platform itself" and not an (optional) "component of the platform", and Ubuntu, by not adopting it, is opting for their own platform. And I really don't see why the session manager or UI are part of a "platform definition". Have we totally stopped catering to those who launch "startx" from a console to enter an FVWM session?
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