[rescue] Linux wet paint, was Re: Spark10 CPU question (must fix - SPARC damnit :-) )

John Hudak jjhudak at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 23:14:31 CST 2016

Well said, and from my perspective, very true.  Clever 'kids' who rush to
judgement thinking they can always do it better, but lack the ability to
ask and think about a critical question: I wonder why they did it that
way??? Seems like everyone wants to make a name for themselves by making
something "new n better." I've picked up more than a few pieces when
something that was once solid, fell apart.

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 12:55 PM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com>

> On 12/15/2016 09:07 PM, Mark Brown wrote:
> > Linux.  There is nothing -really- wrong with Linux. It's a little
> > utilitarian. Almost too much of a good thing. It's in our TV's and in
> > our phones. Who thought that was going to happen 20 years ago? It seems
> > to take up new features pretty quick, and the paint is always a bit wet,
> > either in the kernel, applications or even within the distribution.  I
> > think it's always been like that, and I'm not convinced it will ever be
> > better.  The paint around a feature will cure, but there is always wet
> > paint somewhere.
>   I attribute this to a simple lack of discipline.  Working on stability
> and cleanup, or drying the paint, isn't as much fun as working on the
> next whiz-bang feature.
>   One thing that the Linux developer crowd seems to have a lot of fun
> doing is getting rid of "old crufty stuff" (read: proven, standard
> stuff) and replacing them with "better ideas" (from kids who are
> brilliant but who don't yet have enough experience to know what not to
> do) that are somehow better but they can never quite tell you why.
> Systemd comes to mind here.
>   It's all about maturity and discipline, two things that are sometimes
> lacking in that world.
>               -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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