At this point, I am just too accustomed to WM to try anything different. It's a great window manager and has all the bells & whistles I ever need, yet it's blazingly fast. Though lately some KDE software has been misbehaving under my present-day Arch Linux install (small rendering issues, probably a theme configuration error), but as long as GTK + Firefox + xterm work, I am happy enough.
It's stable, low-resource without being needlessly weird, and visually appealing.
I just have less time and energy for playing with this crap than I used to.
udev existed before systemd, but was merged to it sometime in 2014. By quick Googling there are still several forks that maintain it as a separate component.
I personally don't think it's that much of a trouble to just journalctl for the /dev/sdX of the inserted device and then sudo mount /dev/sdX /mnt/tmp manually, because I so rarely plug USB drives. For permanently attached or frequently used devices you can add them to fstab and mount by UUID to a fixed path.
Either way, you will still always need to umount manually or risk loosing data.
I expect there are some distro-specific hoops to jump through, but I have no idea which ones -- I really don't like automounting, I keep it disabled even on KDE.
(Why? Old habits die hard, I guess?)
Well, that's one quick way to win a few people over.
Among future items:
Versions based on ReactOS, Minix3, Plan 9, and GNU/kFreeBSD
Really intriguing, but how many people have you got working on this?
As an example of the most basic improvements over classic init, here's a paper from 2001 from OpenBSD about dependency-based init with no runlevels: https://www.usenix.org/legacy/event/usenix01/freenix01/full_...
Since this is Debian-based, does "classic init" in this context mean they're using insserv? That's definitely not "classic," but it's definitely a better option IMO. If so, are they interested in helping out with maintaining insserv in Debian? It hasn't seen a maintainer upload for almost five years, and help is requested: https://bugs.debian.org/834284
The only folks I hear talking about One True Init (which will also take over completely unrelated functions, poorly) are the systemd folks.
Also, it sounds like you're unaware of the distinction, but the BSDs have never had sysvinit-style runlevels. You can kinda hack them in if you like, but there's no native notion of runlevel; you get single-user or multi-user.
With sysv, it was relatively easy to slot in a different init as the admin wanted.
A distro i have used for some time, Gobolinux, may use the sysv init binary for example. But it forgoes the usual sysv layout for one more akin to just a rc.local.
But with systemd it is systemd, and only systemd, because systemd is so "invasive".
And the real worry is when third party developers assume systemd as the default and make it hard, or resist, supporting alternatives.
Is it going to be a net gain or net loss?
(In Debian 8, systemd was made the default init system.)
It is surprising that this list does not include HURD though!
> Future Plans
> Versions based on ReactOS, Minix3, Plan 9, and GNU/kFreeBSD
Most of the apps written using GNUstep work fine, though. I should note, I haven't given this liveCD a whirl just yet -- my last attempt with GNUstep was about 6-9 months ago, building from source.
Quoting a study from 1992 is kinda funny. But NextStep is a faster development environment than SunOS. Preach on, brother.
This offering has definitely piqued my curiosity! At least enough to try it in a VM...
Then I switched to S.u.S.E and using KDE and never looked back.
Still cool, though.
Window Maker is an X11 window manager originally designed to provide integration support for the GNUstep Desktop Environment.
I'm sure everybody here will appreciate this nice nugget of gentlemanly wisdom.
(Should I add </sarcasm> here?)
As a woman in tech, this kind of comparison almost always makes me want to disengage.
The only redeeming thing here is that quote wasn't made by the GNUstep maintainers but from the comments section on the blog. However the GNUstep maintainers should have known better than to include said quote on their homepage.
Suggestion for clueless men who think this makes you look worldly or cool: if you can easily substitute inanimate objects in your metaphor that otherwise involves the dehumanizing half the planet, do so. You might eventually become actually worldly and cool someday if you start practicing now. If, on the other hand, the esteem and praise of 14 year old boys and men who still act like them is all you care about, please, by all means, keep it up. It makes my life easier when people I don't want to be around advertise.
We don't need stuff that turns good professionals away from our field.
I feel like cars make a better analogy.
As a person who identifies as a car in tech, this kind of comparison almost always makes me want to disengage.
This page is not from the official GNUStep project, and doesn't seem to be written by a GNUStep developer. However the quote is from a comment by web developer associated with GNUStep. That's unfortunate.
If I was trying to offend my wife, writing a joke sexist piece, I don't think I could do better.
So there's two categories here, "person" and "female"? What are we, Ferengi?
This became part of the discussion the moment GNUstep added that to their website, and a user here quoted it (without being downmodded).
I think it's fair to add that the maintainer heard the point and (rightly) said he would change that paragraph.
And that's why there are not many women in tech. Stop taking things personally. I don't care if you're a woman. Is that a good thing or bad thing? I'm not sure any more. Is it not OK to use people to make analogies?
Normally I'd keep my mouth shut about this kind of thing, but I spoke up because I've finally run headlong into this kind of crap in the workplace, despite my 20 years of experience in the field, and I don't want to deal with it anymore. It's unprofessional and unwelcome. I've been shouted down, talked over, laughed at, yelled at, and fought with, demoralized, and stepped on. And I'm used to dealing with the usual technical fracas with intelligent folks in IT, and can go toe-to-toe with others on technical issues without taking it personally.
Up until recently, I've been lucky enough to avoid all of the crap by working with people that actually respect me for my talent. Now that I've moved out east and experienced it first hand, I don't want to experience it again. So I'm speaking up and asking you and others to stop it, and telling you it's one of the reasons my particular subgroup is being driven out.
Take it or leave it.
You have a strong air of superiority. You seem to think that because you are a woman that you are more important than me. I'm sure this is because you are a part of the group that "we're all so concerned with".
Well, guess what? I am not concerned about getting more of any group of people in tech. I want people in tech who want to be in tech. Simple as that. I support lowering the barriers to entry even lower than they are right now. Free software and Raspberry Pis are great. They are cheaper than Barbie dolls now. We're doing really well.
What I don't support is trying to force a particular group of people to do something that most of them don't want to do. As a woman in tech yourself you must surely see that it is possible and that there are no extra barriers to any other woman who wants to pursue the same path. Or do you think that you are special and all those other, weaker women need more help to do what they want?
All: introducing personal abuse into what is already a divisive and inflammatory topic will get you banned here, so please just don't do it.
I'm sorry you ran into this on Hacker News. As a moderator of this place who spends much of his life trying to contain the poison, I can't tell you how ashamed I feel to see that here.
I does seem like they were having a bit of an identity crisis around the time steptalk was put together, though.