Date: Fri, 18 May 2012 08:07:44 +0200 From: Szabolcs Nagy <nsz@...t70.net> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Vision for new platform * Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> [2012-05-17 21:06:20 -0400]: > A mid- to long-term goal I've had on top of musl is putting together > the basis for an efficient user-oriented embedded/mobile platform, for > things like netbooks, phones, tablets, etc. Struggling with a Debian > upgrade and massive breakage of NetworkManager and bluetooth support > in non-desktop-environment setting over the past few days has had me > thinking a lot more about how utterly broken the current direction > freedesktop.org and related projects are taking the "Linux platform" > is, and also the lack of viable alternatives. yes > - network connector > - media mounter > - pluggable devices such as: video capture/webcam, audio, printers, > scanners, obex/bluetooth file transfer, etc. > - file/device/application browsing/management nice some of these would require lot of work (i'm thinking about current audio or printing infrastructure.. where every device has different capabilities and thus requires separate configuration) > would be fully capable of running and interoperating with existing gui > *applications* written for X/GNOME/KDE/whatever, but not necessarily > compatible with any of the system-level junk these environments use. i wonder if that's possible considering all the tight interdependency between the system-level junk and desktop applications
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