[linux-elitists] Mailman Must Die
Fri Oct 26 17:11:20 PDT 2007
> Actually Slash is a bad example.
> Slash was written before there was a preponderance of what we eventually
> came to call "weblog software," but didn't have a name back then. The
> Linux Kernel was dicey, but Linus justified it in probably the most
> reasonable way he could: he wanted something small that implemented
> POSIX syscalls, and acted as a 386 terminal server. Minix wasn't quite
> POSIX enough at the time and a re-write of those innards would have
> meant messing with a lot of Minix that was beyond the scope of what his
> little thing needed to do. He didn't want an extra feature added to
> Minix the way you want an extra feature or two in Mailman,
Your still missing the point. I don't want Mailman at ALL. I want to just
add a feature or two to my current environment. Guys, I thought this was
the elitists mailing list...try to keep up ;)
> he wanted a
> fundamentally different implementation that was a much smaller task.
Well, that failed. Nothing smaller about the Linux Kernel any more.
> wasn't clearly going to land on 386 at the time, so it wasn't as much of
> an option. BSD386 (later FreeBSD) changed all that, of course.
> It was not until later that Linux became a general purpose Kernel project.
> Writing your own thing isn't always bad, it's just that the myopic and
> proprietary attitude
What crap. Writing my own code isn't myopic or proprietary. You've stretched
this so far already that your skin is going to pop like a ballon.
> that drives most people to re-implement instead of
> spending half the time figuring out how to add features to an existing
> system seems counter-productive, especially in the world of open source
Or maybe they just like to write their own code and don't live to fulfill
someone elses exceptations of what that other person narrowly (and myoptically)
deem proper behavior.
It's a little campy and dated at this point, but try reading this
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"> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attached at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed that one."
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