sunrat Posted February 20 Share Posted February 20 Fascinating article about upcoming developments, particularly filesystems and package management. The comments may be at least as interesting as the article, with a lot of posters not happy about what many of the larger Linux organisations have in store. https://www.theregister.com/2023/02/16/bulletproof_linux/?td=keepreading Part 2 of a 2 part article. Part 1 is interesting but this one is the nitty-gritty. Quote Re: let go of the idea of knowing what is kept where It doesn't do away with the complexity, it just holds the struggling body completely underwater so the surface appears smooth. Quote This is why we can’t have nice things Informative article. My biggest takeaway from it is the state of thinking of Linux software devs. There was a time when we had relatively simple package installation programs. I can see that there are issues with them so I’m not against improvements. But the “improvements” are a tangled web of complexity and bloat… - Having the file system functionality being integral to the installation - ref Snapper - Having multiple copies of libraries installed - Snap - Relying on the type of init system in use - Snap - Having to reboot to install software - ALP. And the idea of running your OS as a VM do that you don’t have to reboot is nuts! Not using ALP would be much simpler and less resource hungry …etc etc etc… So the “solutions” to a problem that isn’t really THAT big is to add gloop upon gloop, ridiculous dependencies on stuff that nobody sane person would think necessary or desirable, and huge huge complexity. It’s exactly this kind of thinking that makes multi gigahertz modern systems run like arthritic slugs and means they need gigabytes of memory just to wake up. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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