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Comment: Re:systemd (Score 0) 264

by kthreadd (#48429725) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Workaday Software For BSD On the Desktop?

"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!

2.11BSD!

Halle freakin lujah!

Comment: Re:help them (Score 2) 89

by kthreadd (#48397867) Attached to: GTK+ Developers Call For Help To Finish Cross-Platform OpenGL Support

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.

Comment: Re: Desparate Microsoft pulls a "Sun Microsystems" (Score 4, Interesting) 524

by kthreadd (#48370365) Attached to: Microsoft To Open Source<nobr> <wbr></nobr>.NET and Take It Cross-Platform

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.

Comment: Re:If this were ten years ago, I would have (Score 1) 268

by kthreadd (#48363411) Attached to: GNOME Project Seeks Donations For Trademark Battle With Groupon

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.

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