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Date: Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:18:12 -0500
From: Rob Landley <>
Subject: Re: GLOB_BRACE

On 09/23/2013 09:35:25 AM, Luca Barbato wrote:
> On 23/09/13 16:08, Rob Landley wrote:
> > systemd is the second coming of devfsd. A lot of us are waiting for  
> it
> > to blow over.
> Given the economic and PR support it won't blow over easily if
> alternatives on par on the PR side won't appear.

Exact same argument applied to Windows.

> Keep in mind that pigs can fly just nicely if propelled adequately.  
> The
> landing could be problematic though.

Mainframe -> minicomputer -> microcomputer -> smartphone. Arguing about  
how Red Hat Enterprise does it today is like arguing over how the VAX  
did it circa 1991.

Linux on the desktop didn't happen. Past tense. There are a billion  
android devices in use today. The new iPhone is explicitly a desktop  
replacement with a 64 bit processor, support for bluetooth mice and  
keyboards, and airplay to put the display on any HDTV:

Android's not far behind. All we have to do is prevent systemd from  
being adopted by Android and Lennart's Hairball can get kicked up into  
the server space with the previous generation of hardware like Cobol  
before it, where we don't have to care unless we want to be our  
generation's version of punched card job control wranglers for the  


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