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 yutt on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 16:39 UTC

I really don't understand why whenever a new idea is proposed that in anyway alters the existing Linux architecture, dozens of plush penguin weilding zealots flow into the arena screaming, "Burn her! Burn her!"

If you want to be left alone and live in the 80s, then go ahead and you your damned command line exclusively. Stick with an older version of whatever your favorite distro is. Meanwhile I will happily, quickly, and graphically boot into my Y window system on Gentoo 3.0.

The GUI is here, it's not leaving. Realizing that and dealing with it will make your life much easier. I swear, if some of the folks around here were in charge of these decisions I would be etching this message into a stone tablet.