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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Open source evolution
by ybouan on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 07:33 UTC

I always thought all new ideas should be encouraged in the open source community because only the better ones will survive.

Let this guy do his thing without a word and if his solution really is better people will use it...

The fact that people make new propositions and works on solutions shows in my opinion that there is a problem.

The fact is I tried BeOS twice using a live eval CD that didn't do much but showed me how fast a Desktop OS should boot. If Linux wants to be a Desktop OS it will need to adapt.

I know I hate Linux when I just need a phone number and my laptop is off... I could careless about all the other services booting up: get my addresse book up and do the rest in the background. (and print out the result on tty1 or whatever...)

For the output he should do like bootsplash: hit esc or f2 and you get text bootup, don't hit anything and you get graphics. Current systems have way too much memory anyways... use it.

But basicaly:
IF PEOPLE USE SOMETHING, IT HAS TO HAVE SOME GOOD, AND IF PEOPLE SWITCH IT HAS TO BE BETTER...