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Systemd Ditches GNU C Library for Their Own 92

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the watch-the-world-fork dept.
In his typical fashion of replacing perfectly working software with useless broken-by-design crap, our dearest Lennart has decided that the time has come for systemd to gain an email program. He determined that the GNU libc was insufficient for the task of a dbus-enabled cpu hogging email client, leading to the new systemd libc: " Technically, this move makes perfectly sense, too. We are sick of supporting unstable glibc APIs and ABIs, and we believe that we greatly benefit from the fact that we now finally have everything the OS userspace consists of in one single repository. Of course, this new libc is not available to Ubuntu and other Linux distributions that have not yet adopted systemd. However, after deliberately choosing a home-grown display server (Wayland) over the generally accepted one (Mir) we decided creating an incompatible libc would be the best approach to create a strong platform following a strict release cadence."

On the bright side "We also renamed the API call creat() to create()..."

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Systemd Ditches GNU C Library for Their Own

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  • Sigh (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 01, 2013 @02:27PM (#43332299)

    Deleting Slashdot bookmark in 5, 4, 3...

  • Re:Sigh (Score:5, Insightful)

    by mcmonkey (96054) on Monday April 01, 2013 @02:42PM (#43332409) Homepage

    Any chance the steep drop in traffic will be noticed and remembered for next April 1st?

    Too much to hope for, I guess.

    There is something to be said for sticking with a joke no mater how unfunny it is.

    And that something is, "The joke is not funny. And becomes more unfunny each time."

  • by steveha (103154) on Monday April 01, 2013 @03:11PM (#43332605) Homepage

    If you click on the link, you will find out that this isn't just a made-up Slashdot story; it was Lennart's joke. He said they are doing a replacement libc now, they plan to make systemd into an email client (a clear reference to Zawinski's Law), and they figure they will add an OS kernel someday, a gentle poke at GNU/HURD (it was right there in that post).

    I'm not the biggest fan of April Fools humor, but at least in this case it was someone poking fun partially at himself.

    Does adding a nasty, flamebait summary make the joke better?

    In his typical fashion of replacing perfectly working software with useless broken-by-design crap, our dearest Lennart has decided that the time has come for systemd to gain an email program. He determined that the GNU libc was insufficient for the task of a dbus-enabled cpu hogging email client

    Really? Really, Unknown Lamer? Did you actually think this vitriol is funny?

  • Re:Svefg Cbfg! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Peaceful_Patriot (658116) <michelle.goldnuggetwebs@com> on Monday April 01, 2013 @03:14PM (#43332621) Homepage
    Indeed! I would also add, aoaoow elfsdolmrhb aioe ed we bwss!

    Personally, I have enjoyed April 1 on /. for many years. Sometimes the jokes hit the mark, sometimes not so much. The best ones have enough grains of truth to seem plausible and there are always a few posters who take the bait. Lighten up a bit. If you don't appreciate the humor, skip this site on 4/1. Your 'site with credibility' will be restored on 4/2.
  • by Rob_Bryerton (606093) on Monday April 01, 2013 @05:22PM (#43333413) Homepage
    Why is it vitriol? This guy's software is *shit*; pure, unadulterated shit. The only thing more fucked up than the shit he releases is that it's getting picked up by some distros. And for what? What problem does systemd solve? Ooh, can we boot faster? Who fucking cares? Who the hell turns off a computer in this day and age? It's a pure ripoff of Apple's (shitty) launchd. This stuff is replacing decades-proven systems, overcomplicating things, and for what? Either for the sake of change, or to mimic Apple.

    This is a disturbing trend in open source software that will drive users away. I know nobody gives a shit, but this kind of trash software development will do further damage to Linux distros and drive technical users to *BSD or other platforms IMO. What happened to simplicity?

    Guys (and gals), there is a point when some piece of software is feature-complete. The only reason most dev's add features to finished software is because that is what paying customers demand. But you don't have paying customers. You don't need to keep adding shit to your software. Finish it and move into maintenence mode and start a new project.

    No I'm not trolling today, I'm just very passionate about this subject, and hate to see the damage it's doing to the Linux ecosystem. I'm just waiting for a registry-type system to be implemented by this asshole.

    And Lennart: PLEASE, fuck off and die. Seriously. Now go ahead: mod me down ya' spineless cowards.

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