Dnia sobota, 3 listopada 2012 14:14:11 Guido Berhoerster pisze:
- Krzysztof Żelechowski email@example.com [2012-11-03 13:49]:
Dnia sobota, 3 listopada 2012 12:56:28 Guido Berhoerster pisze:
at(1) is part of the posix utilities so it won't go away any time soon in favor of non-portable, proprietary tools such as systemd (or launchd timers which systemd is aping).
What do you mean by ’proprietary’ in this context? It usually means that the specification and implementation is under control of a single commercial entity that controls them for profit, like Adobe Flash or, to a smaller extent, Oracle Java. I doubt systemd is proprietary in that sense.
In the sense that implementation and specification (where it even exists and has any credible stability) are de-facto controlled by RedHat and are thus changeable at will. Combined with the
Everything is either abandoned or de-facto controlled by somebody.
overarching scope of reimplementing Apple's launchd and large parts of the lower-level userpace stack and the resulting dependencies of higher-level components, the costs of forking or swapping out systemd with alternative implementations become prohibitive for other entities/copetitors with less engineering resources.
This means expensive, not proprietary.