[Mageia-dev] Please test: initscripts+systemd in updates_testing

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Oct 31 18:54:36 CET 2011

[Sorry for multiple replies, missed this bit in the last one :s]

'Twas brillig, and Thomas Backlund at 31/10/11 17:06 did gyre and gimble:
> But I guess that's the development trend nowdays: "I cant be bothered to
> fix things properly so I just call it "depreceated"... and go ahead
> and break things just as I like"

I think that's a little unfair in the representation of this problem (I
won't comment if this *is* an overall trend).

I think there has been a significant push recently to break from
"traditions" that are holding things back. If something doesn't work *by
design* then coming up with an alternative way of working and
deprecating the old way seems like a perfect way of driving progress IMO.

The "I can't be bothered to fix things properly" could easily be applied
to the current status quo, which has a carefully ordered sequence of
otherwise parallelisable tasks and a careful placement of certain key
files, just because no one can "be bothered" to address the underlying
design issues.

I guess it's likely just a matter of perspective/opinion as to which
philosophy "can't be bothered".



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