Linked by jessesmith on Wed 5th Nov 2014 10:39 UTC
Linux Over the past year I've been reading a lot of opinions on the new init technology, systemd. Some people think systemd is wonderful, the bee's knees. Others claim that systemd is broken by design. Some see systemd as a unifying force, a way to unite the majority of the Linux distributions. Others see systemd as a growing blob that is slowly becoming an overly large portion of the operating system. One thing that has surprised me a little is just how much people care about systemd, whether their opinion of the technology is good or bad. People in favour faithfully (and sometimes falsely) make wonderful claims about what systemd is and what it can supposedly do. Opponents claim systemd will divide the Linux community and drive many technical users to other operating systems. There is a lot of hype and surprisingly few people presenting facts.
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RE[2]: missing the objection...
by woegjiub on Thu 6th Nov 2014 08:36 UTC in reply to "RE: missing the objection..."
woegjiub
Member since:
2008-11-25

1) It's systemd, not SystemD.

2) KDE with Wayland is going to require the functionality provided by logind, so don't go too heavy on the gnome bashing.

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TemporalBeing Member since:
2007-08-22

2) KDE with Wayland is going to require the functionality provided by logind, so don't go too heavy on the gnome bashing.


Again, It's probably a Wayland requirement not a KDE requirement.

As so the GNOME "bashing" I've simply been noting that this came about because GNOME took a hard dependency on SystemD in a way that made it very difficult for distributions to remove it when they want to support other stuff too.

That's hardly "bashing"; just relating facts. "bashing" is going beyond facts to opinions as well being derogatory - neither of which have happened here.

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hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

And best i can tell, Poettering was strongly lobbying for Gnome to take on that dependency in their mailing lists. F-ing politics...

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