Bad NIH, good NIH
Posted Mar 5, 2013 19:08 UTC (Tue) by man_ls
In reply to: Bad NIH, good NIH
Parent article: Canonical reveals plans to launch Mir display server (The H)
Let us see: both are init systems that have a configuration file to run tasks. The completely different design is, I gather, socket activation versus event-based; but it looks rather like just an implementation detail from the outside. Why not support both schemes? Is there a fundamental roadblock in init systems that prevent them from supporting different activation schemes, so that users can choose which to use when?
But anyway this discussion has been rehashed a thousand times by now. The transition from X sounds much more radical: it changes where things are done, and also X is so old that I can believe it has too much cruft to clean up.
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