On 28 Aug 2006, at 14:02, Stephen Shirley wrote:
> On 28/08/06, Niall O Broin <niall at magicgoeshere.com> wrote:
>> Really, you have to wonder why people want to change things that
>> aren't fundamentally broken.
>> I thought it was quite well detailed in that article how the current
> system _is_ fundamentally broken. An example off the top of my head is
> the dhcp + ntp + daylight savings bug in ubuntu (see
> even after 6 months hasn't been solved satisfactorily.
That's a nice bug, even better than my networking one (#47407).
However, I don't know that changing to a shiny new system which
replaces init, inet, cron, roll_joint, and who knows what all else is
going to solve the problem in the short term.
However, the fact the Sun is using SMF and Aplle launchd does
indicate to me that people who have thought about this more deeply
than I have decided that is broken and could do with being fixed. The
only pity is that they couldn't agree on a common approach.
>> Thankfully, Dapper's going to have security upgrades for 5 years, so
>> one can ignore this for quite some time.
>> Indeed. I'm interested to see how this works out with edgy.
Reading further, it seems they don't expect it to approach finishing
until edgy+2 so maybe by edgy+4 (5, 6, 7 . . .) it will be finished
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