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Comment: Re:The GPL (Score 1) 292

by phantomfive (#49634183) Attached to: Why Was Linux the Kernel That Succeeded?
The problem with systemd tools is that they depend on systemd more than just for booting or starting things. The dependencies run deep.

Whereas with a web server like Apache, you can use it with any init system; with systemd tools, you can not use them with any other init system. Logind is stuck with systemd.

Comment: Re:The GPL (Score 2) 292

by phantomfive (#49634105) Attached to: Why Was Linux the Kernel That Succeeded?
The argument is 'splitting hairs' because it's getting at the wrong point. The problem with systemd isn't that the init scripts (or unit files) depend on systemd......it doesn't matter if sys5 init scripts can't run without sys5 scripts or whatever. No one cares about that.

The point is that cron or apache or qmail can all be started with any init system. Systemd utils can't be started without a specific init system, which means logind (and by implication Gnome) can't be started without systemd. That is definitely against the unix way.

Comment: Re:The GPL (Score 2) 292

by phantomfive (#49633893) Attached to: Why Was Linux the Kernel That Succeeded?
His point is that 'init scripts' are only scripts......you don't need 'system V' or anything to run them; all you need is bash. Even systemd can run init scripts, or you can run them from the command line.

However, init can't start the system without the scripts, so in that way systemV depends on the scripts, not the other way around. The point is trivial like splitting hairs, but technically true.

Comment: Re:The GPL (Score 0) 292

by phantomfive (#49633815) Attached to: Why Was Linux the Kernel That Succeeded?

Systemd is a collection of small executables each with a precise goal, in line with the UNIX philosophy.

I disagree that Systemd is in line with the UNIX philosophy (for various reasons), and anyone who disagrees either doesn't understand systemd, or doesn't understand the Unix philosophy.

The Unix philosophy in brief is "write good code."

Comment: Re:An ever bigger torpedo (Score 1) 206

by phantomfive (#49631897) Attached to: Self-Driving Big Rigs Become a Reality
Seriously? Have you ever tried to get through a traffic jam in a construction zone? The congestion is bad.

Now imagine that a bunch of 'self-driving' cars are trying to pull over to the side of the freeway and alert their sleeping occupants that now it's time to get up and drive. How congested do you think the sides of the road will be?

Comment: Re:Intractable issue (Score 2) 53

You're making the (perhaps flawed) assumption that the purpose of such a mesh network is to access the greater Internet.

The summary kind of implies that people want to use a mesh to connect to the greater Internet.
After reading your post, I'm not really sure what other use you have for a mesh network, other than to connect to it.

Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. -- Donald Knuth

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