You know how much bandwidth each Firefox update require?
But still not great.
"for variety of reasons". Who are we kidding? It's the fucking systemd by Redhat's Poettering.
Ah yes, systemd. Everything was all fine and well until it came around and screwed everything up. Oh, and it's just a conspiracy anyway to let Red Hat take control over Linux.
I give you 2.11BSD.
1980s Unix, fully up to date. Patches are still actively maintained, one once every year or so.
Completely systemd free, guaranteed!
All you need is a PDP-11, or a PDP-11 emulator.
Go ahead, install it. I dare you to install it!
All you need. No bloaty modern unnessessary cruft that replaces stuff _THAT WORKED_ just fine!
Halle freakin lujah!
There is no support for Flash...
There is no need for Flash anymore.
Why do you want to remove it? Seriously, what will you loose by using systemd? Is it performance? Is it stability? In what way will your systems run worse with systemd than without it?
I've used their "self-support" subscriptions at times when all I wanted was the bits.
According to the story you just commented on they apparently care quite a lot about cross-platform support since they want people to help them with it.
Well, except that in this case the entire story is that they want help making it work great on non-Gnome platforms.
An API is not removed just because it's deprecated. It just means that you are discouraged to use that function in new code, and that it *might* be removed in a later version. This is not uncommon in minor versions and you typically wait for a major version until you actually remove them, to preserve ABI compaitibility.
Torvalds has said he might rewrite the kernel in VB one day. With
Didn't they fixed most of the nuisances with 8.1 and 8.1 Update?
Sounds reasonable. I don't think they are legally bound to keep that promise, but that they spell it out like that is a good thing. An interesting question that comes to mind is if the promise also covers modified code, it looks like the definition of covered code only covers code published by Microsoft. But still, better than nothing.
They work fine for me on Fvwm, both from 3.12 and 3.14. Must be something weird going on in your environment.
Maybe you should actually take a look at the GTK+ git history. There's a ton of work going into cross-platform support. Recently a lot of work was directed at Adwaita and make sure that it is always included and works great on all gdk backends, especially the win32 backend.
Then why are all major distros either in the process of switching to systemd, or have already done so? They must be complete morons switching to something that is just pain and suffering!