> It was clear that udev standalone would be a poorly-supported stepchild,
udev works perfectly fine without systemd, so stop spreading this kind of FUD.
> and deliberately rejecting patches which permit users to just build udev alone beggars belief!
The patch increases complexity in the build system and the benefit is totally negligible: it doesn't make *any* difference whatsoever at run time and only requires a few more packages to be installed at build time, which is a tiny inconvenience for a tiny group of people.
So, in your world, rejecting that kind of patch justifies calling other people assholes and accusing them of ramming things down your throat? You're right, this is
> Just sad all around.