On 17/07/17 00:20, L A Walsh wrote:
People compared Linus to Leonart. People flocked to Linux because they liked it -- it was a grassroots, bottom-up project. Vs. SystemD: it's forced from the top down. It's not professional jealousy -- its not professional at all. While I've heard the term dictator applied to Linus, it's never been without the the adjective "benevolent". I've yet to see the same adjective applied to the pro-sysD-enforcers.
The big difference between Linus and Leonart is their attitude to bugs. Linus takes the attitude "a regression is a bug", even if the original behaviour really should be classified as a bug - if a change breaks user space then he sees it as a real problem.
Leonart, on the other hand, expects things to "work". I'm a bit like that - "if you're going to do it, do it right". As a result, he (and I) upset people when we moan that things are inconsistent, don't behave as expected, etc etc. That's why he rewrote SysVInit as systemd :-) (I'd better not say what I think about that or I'll start another flamewar :-)
I'd describe Leonart as a perfectionist. And the pro-systemd crew use it because it works for them.
After all, if you don't want systemD, there's always gentoo which uses OpenRC by default - I couldn't get systemD to work - networking was broken so I couldn't complete the install ...