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Re: You removed Weboob package over pollitical reasons?Whole Internet laughs at you




Not for nothing... but I'd never heard of weboob before.  Looks like a rather powerful set of functions.  All the controversy has probably provided some much needed visibility.

Personally, I don't care about the packaging - I tend to find that packagers tend to just muck things up.  For anything except the most common stuff, I'll always stick with >make;make install

Miles Fidelman

On 12/24/18 5:25 AM, Ivan Ivanov wrote:
500 comments at Slashdot, >200 at Phoronix and >1000 at linux org ru! See now?
When a technical project starts making their decisions over pollitical reasons
rather than technical, it is doomed. Good time to switch to a similar distro
with mentally sane leadership, like Devuan. Also what's good about Devuan :

Devuan does not use System8==D as its' init system! SystemD contains >1 million
lines of bloated code and lots of vulnerabilities have been found there and
countless haven't, also the SystemD creators are arrogant and refuse to fix many
discovered security vulnerabilities, to a point where they've been awarded a
" Pwnie award " for refusing to fix a critical vuln.

That is why I prefer the distros which are using something else as init system:
either good old SysV, or something more modern like OpenRC (at Artix Linux) or
runit (at Void Linux) , just not systemd! There are only a few such distros left
because of Redhat pressure, and luckily Devuan is one of them.
If you found Debian as useful before it went nuts then maybe you'd like Devuan,
or even some other distros that I mentioned: Artix Linux =Arch with a human face
(has GUI + everything configured by default, nice GUI package manager and
convenient to use even for the beginners), and Void Linux -amazingly fast distro
really suitable for old PCs, but lacks some packages so you'd need to compile
the things from source once in a while, in comparison Artix has almost the same
set of packages as Arch. Both Artix and Void are very stable despite their
packages are really new and they are among the first to get new Linux kernels
with fresh drivers.

Or maybe MX Linux, one of the top popularity distros nowadays which is
also "no systemd" and somehow only recently I learned about it

Best regards,
Ivan Ivanov,
open source firmware developer

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In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
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