[TUHS] Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other
usotsuki at buric.co
Tue Feb 21 09:20:30 AEST 2017
On Mon, 20 Feb 2017, Steve Johnson wrote:
> As far as stability and portability is concerned, GNU is a disaster.
> Even when a feature is the same across different architectures the
> option names and values are often different. In one company I worked for
> we had two releases nearly derailed because of Linux/GCC issues. In one
> case, the way locales worked was different between different versions of
> Linux. In another case, GCC simply silently removed an option that we
> depended on and we nearly shipped a product that would have bombed out
> if the user had already upgraded to the newest GCC.
I'm no fan of GNU either, and have long considered doing a GNU-less,
SysV-flavored Linux distribution as a reaction to all things that annoy me
> In terms of following the Unix philosophy, the widow managers on Linux
> are getting more bizarre by the year. Hitting a key at random by
> mistake can cause windows to disappear, screens of unknown utility to
> appear, everything to disappear, etc. Setting options to try to achieve
> some kind of consistency is totally different in each system. Etc.
> etc. There seems to be no larger organizing principle at work...
Which is probably truer than you realize.
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