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Myths not debunked but confirmed

Myths not debunked but confirmed

Posted Jan 27, 2013 23:39 UTC (Sun) by anselm (subscriber, #2796)
In reply to: Myths not debunked but confirmed by man_ls
Parent article: Poettering: The Biggest Myths

Systemd : Upstart : SysV-Init = Git : Subversion : CVS.


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Myths not debunked but confirmed

Posted Jan 28, 2013 9:45 UTC (Mon) by danpb (subscriber, #4831) [Link]

Couldn't agree more, i've frequently used this analogy myself when talking about SystemD to people. Just like GIT there's a bit of a learning curve because of the new concepts involved, but once you're past that, you'll never want to go back to the old ways.

Myths not debunked but confirmed

Posted Jan 28, 2013 18:10 UTC (Mon) by ThinkRob (subscriber, #64513) [Link]

This would be a better analogy if CVS and Subversion were portable and Git was not, and the standard response to complaints about the complete inattention to portability were "yeah, well just use Linux because I don't want to hold Git back by making it run on obsolete OSs -- besides, you can always just keep using SVN".

Myths not debunked but confirmed

Posted Jan 28, 2013 18:44 UTC (Mon) by apoelstra (subscriber, #75205) [Link]

> This would be a better analogy if CVS and Subversion were portable and Git was not, and the standard response to complaints about the complete inattention to portability were "yeah, well just use Linux because I don't want to hold Git back by making it run on obsolete OSs -- besides, you can always just keep using SVN".

Git technically works on non-POSIX systems, but it's painfully slow. CVS and Subversion were equal-opportunity crap.

Myths not debunked but confirmed

Posted Jan 28, 2013 20:30 UTC (Mon) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

> This would be a better analogy if CVS and Subversion were portable and Git was not,

Sysvinit scripts are _NOT_ portable.

Myths not debunked but confirmed

Posted Jan 28, 2013 20:39 UTC (Mon) by HelloWorld (guest, #56129) [Link]

Making systemd portable is essentially impossible (myth 16) and if it weren't, it'd be pointless (myth 13). So will you *please* stop bringing up this nonsense?

Myths not debunked but confirmed

Posted Jan 28, 2013 12:13 UTC (Mon) by dgm (subscriber, #49227) [Link]

Well, I'm not so sure the analogy is correct. Git is build on a very simple core, with cleverly simple data structures, even if the porcelain is complex. Could it be more like:

SystemD : Upstart : SysV-Init =? Emacs : Vim : ed

Myths not debunked but confirmed

Posted Jan 28, 2013 13:38 UTC (Mon) by anselm (subscriber, #2796) [Link]

The main point of the analogy is that, just as Subversion is basically CVS with the most glaring problems papered over, Upstart is basically SysV-Init with the most glaring problems papered over.

On the other hand, like Git, systemd represents a completely different way of attacking the problem at hand.

Myths not debunked but confirmed

Posted Feb 2, 2013 10:04 UTC (Sat) by Kwpolska (guest, #89145) [Link]

Vim is better than Emacs, but Upstart is worse than systemd.


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