Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 1st Oct 2003 23:09 UTC
General Development OSNews was the first news magazine to break the story on Gnome's Seth Nickell effort to replace the Init system. Soon, it became confusing to many readers as to if Seth is planning to completely replace the Init system or simply "bridge" it. We had a chat with Seth and discussed about his plans on the project (which is a personal project so far) and for Storage, an exciting project which aims to replace the traditional filesystem with a new database-based document store.
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by Jon MacG. on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 03:44 UTC

My thoughts in response to the negative feedback I'm seeing/hearing: so there are advantages and potential disadvantages to the system being proposed. So what? Firstly, it still can and does the standard shell scripts in its initial form as well as Python or whatever script or doc language it can handle. But even beyond this, <em>it's an experiment</em> simply put. This is what people call a tryout. Don't just shoot something down without giving it time to see how it goes and doing your research. It seems that he's addressing the issues being raised and is open to changes; this is, I assume, an open-source project. For all I care, this could turn out to be an amendment to the current init system with additions or improvements, if we give feedback to Seth.

Bottom line, stop being all-out negative, at least be constructive in your arguments, open to options on both ends, and give an experiment a chance. My $0.02...

-Jon MacG.