Poettering: The Biggest Myths
Posted Jan 28, 2013 10:07 UTC (Mon) by mgb
In reply to: Poettering: The Biggest Myths
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I am so glad to hear that systemd is no longer monolithic. But I'll believe it when they split their monolith into separate uncoupled GitHub projects so that FLOSS can easily use the best and replace the worst.
This will be easy as systemd is no longer monolithic: systemd has one small UNIXy library for parsing unit files, a small UNIXy binary whose sole function is to control a cgroup, a small Unixy udev, small UNIXy tools for serial and for parallel startup, a small UNIXy inetd, and a small UNIXy init. And they are all as elegantly factored, modularized, and uncoupled as any good software engineer would insist. Not.
Sadly that's not how Poettering works. He uses political control of critical elements to push his unUNIXy monolithic ideas. systemd is not UNIX. It is the opposite of UNIX.
Now systemd in Fedora and Redhat is not a problem - other distros will continue to progress. But if systemd were simultaneously blocking the progress of key distros such as Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu that would seriously harm FLOSS.
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