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An "enum" for Python 3
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Systemd 197 released
Posted Jan 9, 2013 6:00 UTC (Wed) by mgb (guest, #3226)
Linux and the Gnu tools combine to create an extremely flexible platform that is optimal for almost all use cases.
Poettering seems determined to create a monolithic monstrosity more akin to Microsoft than Gnu and Linux.
Not only is this technically abhorrent in and of itself, but the process whereby he takes control of a key feature and then leverages it to force other unnecessary changes is morally abhorrent, and incidentally also in the Microsoft vein.
Posted Jan 9, 2013 6:35 UTC (Wed) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
> Linux and the Gnu tools combine to create an extremely flexible platform that is optimal for almost all use cases.
Android and uClibc/Busybox systems are very monolithic non-GNU-ish systems. And they FAR outnumber 'traditional' desktop/server Linux (and other Unixes, for that matter).
Posted Jan 9, 2013 11:01 UTC (Wed) by mgb (guest, #3226)
Posted Jan 9, 2013 12:43 UTC (Wed) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129)
Posted Jan 9, 2013 6:51 UTC (Wed) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129)
And besides, I don't even care whether it's monolithic or unix-ish or whatever other labels you'll come up with. What I care about is that it is faster, more reliable and more powerful than any of its alternatives. And unlike you, Poettering posted long and detailed rationale for the systemd design in his blog, while you completely fail to give any technical arguments against it. That makes it a lot easier to agree with him than with you.
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