[rescue] systemd, WAS: Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Wed Dec 7 20:54:16 CST 2016

On 2016-12-07 9:29 AM, JP Hindin wrote:
> On Wed, 7 Dec 2016, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
>> On Wed, Dec 07, 2016 at 03:17:01AM +0000, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>>> I thought I saw that was something systemd was adding in the
>>> near future [...]
>> If not, it will soon enough.  The set of things that systemd will be
>> adding will expand continuously until it approaches the set of things
>> that are possible to do with a computing system.
>> But at least it's established itself as the canonical counter-example to
>> the Unix/software tools philosophy...so there's that.
> So... what, exactly, is driving the adoption of systemd?

Beats me. Except that RedHat employs most of its developers?

A situation not unlike this decade's other unwanted backwards idea, Golang.

> I was forced to use it on an Arch Linux distro I needed on a small SD
> carded Pi and I hated it with a passion. ...
> I have never met _anyone_ who had anything nice to say about systemd.
> But someone must like it? RedHat might have political reasons to use
> it... but Debian doesn't, and yet here we are.

That's a mystery to be sure.


> What am I missing here? Who's more current in what's considered in
> fashion in the UNIX world these days?
>  - JP
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