[SASAG] Even more init processes to learn...

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Wed Oct 4 19:48:52 PDT 2006

Sounds like you propose a "cathedral" to me. Eric Raymond would not approve!

FWIW, I suspect Microsoft wholeheartedly approves of Unix variants 
forking themselves infinitely...


Leon Towns-von Stauber wrote:
>> Now in addition to Apple's launchd and Sun's SMF and all the other
>> smaller ones (e.g. init-ng, runit, etc.), Ubuntu has decided to create
>> their own init process.  They have a nice write up
>> (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ReplacementInitDiscussion) comparing their 
>> idea
>> with the others, but it does look like instead of having BSD or System 
>> V
>> init processes, we will have at a minimum 5 major init processes to
>> learn (BSD, Apple, Sun, Ubuntu, System V) for folks with multiple
>> platforms.  Makes cross platform management even more fun...
> Garrr!!! These people are driving me crazy! You could blame the
> Sun/Apple dissonance on an accident of timing, but this just
> smacks of difference for its own sake. "Mine will be the
> best!!11!one1one!!1" Just like UNIX to fragment itself further
> this way.
> I understand there are issues with licensing, and that the existing
> solutions don't handle a few use cases they'd like to support. You
> can bet that whatever the Ubuntu folks come up with, it won't be
> perfect for everything, either. Seriously, can't we all just get
> along? Maybe some folks from Sun, Apple, Ubuntu, Red Hat, and
> wherever else ought to get together, come up with the One True
> Service Management/Process Initiation Standard, throw it into POSIX
> or something, and everybody implement *the same darn thing* for
> once. One more transition for everybody, and then it's over.
> It won't happen, though.
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