[rescue] tired of current GUIs / a rant about the daily garbage we put up with

Stefan Skoglund stefan.skoglund at agj.net
Wed Oct 23 11:12:50 CDT 2019

ons 2019-10-23 klockan 16:19 +0200 skrev Liam Proven:
> On Wed, 23 Oct 2019 at 16:14, John Floren <john at jfloren.net> wrote:
> > 2. We're dealing with bigger/more complex content. One reason (not
> > the
> > only reason) Firefox now chews up 3 GB of memory is that each page
> > is
> > pretty fat. Some of this is due to lazy web programmers loading up
> > on
> > external Javascript and fonts etc., but some of it is just due to
> > the
> > fact that images / videos / etc. have to look better these days.
> I'm not so sure it's just that.
> I mean, q.v. https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2349257

The text is interesting but:
UNIX is a victim in this case of companies need of differentiating them
from the competition but
also the cool-aid of UNIX is UNIX is compatible ie write for one system
and port over to another one.

That configure and autotool is a hard doing properly , that i can agree
with but the current replacement in the linux world seems to be some
version of a python tool which then i expect will start to morph into
different version so suddenly one recipe for a package build will
either build something which works and is correct else something which
doesnt works or fails . This when building on another version and build
of python....

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