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Comment: Re:X, systemd, and priveleges? (Score 1) 224

by ustolemyname (#47479163) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

It also manages access to the display driver and the actual session. And yes, the same job could be done by another piece of software, but none have been written that I am aware of. That is also true of any piece of software, so I'm not sure what your point is.

Nice summary of requirements for non-root X: ehttp://hansdegoede.lvejournal.com/14268.html

Comment: Re:X, systemd, and priveleges? (Score 1) 224

by ustolemyname (#47479127) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

Sure, if you were building dev releases. And as per patches like http://lists.x.org/archives/xo..., you needed systemd-logind.

The point is 1.15 couldn't, and 1.16 can with systemd components. I think calling development builds of the 1.16 branch "previously" is quite disingenuous.

Comment: Re:So... (Score 3, Insightful) 224

by ustolemyname (#47475721) Attached to: X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration

Totally agree. When I read his analogy it initially made sense to me, but only because I implicitly switched the order of Systemd and SysV init because that makes sense. "abomination that does "everything" complexly and half-assed" perfectly describes the hell that was init scripts.

Comment: Re:Blame Game. (Score 1) 188

by ustolemyname (#46789051) Attached to: Heartbleed Sparks 'Responsible' Disclosure Debate

Or a random guy blew up something, why didn't the CIA/NSA/FBI know that he was doing this...

If those organizations are going to continue receiving more money, more privilege, and less oversight in the name of protecting us from terrorists, then they deserve blame when they have nothing to show for what they have taken from us.

Comment: Re:looks like ... (Score 1) 82

by ustolemyname (#46363465) Attached to: Github Rolls Out New Text Editor Atom

Commenting to fix mis-mod - accidentally modded flamebait, but sublime was the first thing that came to my mind as well.

Off-topic - this was actually the one thing I thought the beta made better, the left/right split of positive/negative mods as well as larger hit boxes, I think it will reduce this kind of error in the future (I mean.... #betasux).

Comment: Re:More information on the topic (Score 3, Interesting) 379

by ustolemyname (#46205685) Attached to: Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

Just because you can point to one microkernel that doesn't really work, and one monolithic kernel that does, will not invalidate the perfectly valid points made about the benefits of modularization. Yours is just a logical fallacy:

eg. "I'm sure everybody that likes bicycles never drives a car..."

Except it's not valid points made about modularization in this context. It's a blanket statement that modular is better, for which a single counter example is sufficient to disprove. The AC's post didn't mention specific flaws with systemd, instead they asserted generalizations about how modular is better than monolithic. Just because there are potential benefits to a modular system over a monolythic system does not mean a specific modular system is better than a specific monolythic system, leaving the AC's post as little more than FUD.

Comment: Re:More information on the topic (Score 1, Insightful) 379

by ustolemyname (#46204319) Attached to: Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

This is not the point or benefit of the original UNIX and much of the Linux architecture. By doing small tasks well, a reliable toolchain can be built of those small tasks. *OF COURSE* a monolithic megamonster is going to have fewer lines of code than all the different components shoe-horned into it. And of course *it's going to get details wrong* in those individual components, but the monolithic megamonster may rely on those flaws or make debugging of them unreasonably difficult.

I can only assume that all people who support this argument run GNU Hurd, as it's a microkernel, instead of that 16,000,000+ line of code "monolithic megamonster" known as the Linux kernel.

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