Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 01:41 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "A senior OpenBSD developer has complained on a mailing list that upstream vendors of free and open source software are adding in changes without any thought of whether downstream users could adapt to the change. Marc Espie said this would hurt smaller players by not allowing them to keep up with the changes. Basically what is happening is that numerous changes are being made to Linux and smaller projects like OpenBSD cannot keep up with the changes. And, according to Espie, not all these changes are strictly necessary."
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RE: wait, what?
by tidux on Thu 10th Jan 2013 17:04 UTC in reply to "wait, what?"
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It wouldn't be the first small, sensible improvement they've lifted from GNU. OpenBSD's /bin/ksh supports bash-style escapes in its PS1, so you can run "export PS1=\u@\h\w:\$" and it will behave like you'd expect as a bash user. That's much better than the awful hackery needed in "real" ksh syntax to get that sort of prompt.

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