Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 10th Oct 2004 05:47 UTC, submitted by Andrew
Slackware, Slax This is a message from Patrick Volkerding in regards to his thoughts on Gnome and Slackware. It was originally posted on the Dropline Gnome Forum. Editor's note: Pat has made similar comments to me as well regarding Gnome's bugs and maintainance problems.
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he doesn't like DBUS and HAL, but it comes to KDE too...
by anonymous on Sun 10th Oct 2004 09:51 UTC

... so it doesn't matter if he include this stuff NOW, because Gnome rely on this.
And I don't think Gnome 2.8 compiles other than 2.6 if DBUS&HAL are included.
Slackware 10.1 should be a 2.6 Kernel Distribution which is required for DBUS & HAL.
UDEV is included in Slackware 10.0 too...

Pat can't always say "xyz (dbus&hal) is too insecure" because it's a bit heavier to maintance his distribution.

Then Pat should drop SENDMAIL and prefer POSTFIX if he really wants a secure distribution. And Pat, we have 2004, so a SpamAssassin by default isn't to bad these days...

If your packages comes to complicated to maintain, then maybe you should switch to RPM:
No, not a ".rpm" "-devel.rpm" "-docs.rpm" "-xyz.rpm" hell, only ONE rpm file for ONE package, eg. "openldap.rpm" which includes server, client, devel and docs in ONE package!

And btw, as boot times in Slackware is nearly like Fedora (thanks to hotplug&initrd&udev in Slackware), you can switch to a SysV Init too.
As more daemons comes with Slackware, it doesn't matter which Initstyle, and BSD-Initstyle looks like SysV, so you can include SysV by default!

Come Pat, make Slackware a _bit_ _modern_, we have 2004 and not 1994!
You shouldn't patch every package, but please make a Postfix, RPM, SysV Slackware with _Vanilla_ packages!

T H A N K Y O U V E R Y M U C H !!!!