[Registry] Re: LinuxRegistry in Freedesktop & KDE
avi at unix.sh
Wed Apr 21 18:55:00 EEST 2004
> Big picture? I think you're confused about who is missing the big
> picture. LR doesn't solve any of the problems in that big picture while
> I and many others have repeatedly tried to explain to you all the
> problems it adds to that picture.
It doesn't alone, I agree. But it is a base for an overall solution.
> See my other email regarding why that performance hit is a *real*
> problem, and how it can affect more than just speed. Users want speed.
> Users hate waiting 10 seconds for system bootup when other systems can
> manage it in 3 seconds. Users like their battery life on laptops.
> Users don't bloody care what format options are stored on disk. LR
> isn't mandatory for config tools since config tools already exist for
> pretty much every daemon/system-setting in existance, they just aren't
> common because the *UI* sucks.
It may be a *real* problem, and I want to address it. Any help?
Regarding speed at boot time, please se an e-mail I just sent, about Bash
The UI doesn't suck. The underneath work they have to do sucks, and this
is why they suck. It is simply to hard to programatically edit a human
> Trying to explain these problems to you is like debating with a brick
> wall. You keep ignoring everything I and others say, convinced you've
> found that magic bullet that will solve all UNIX configuration problems
> that somehow has never been thought of before in 30+ years of UNIX
> history. Realize there are problems with LR, realize there is no reason
> for us to accept those problems, and realize that if you really want to
> help UNIX configuration you're going to have to step up to the plate and
> solve *all* those problems, satisfactorily. A registry system is an
> excellent idea. The implementation, design flaws, and lack of truly
> useful features in LR isn't going to make a system-wide registry a
> reality. Sorry if reality doesn't work out for you...
When I go visit customers used to Windows, and really wanting to use
Linux, they feel UNIX configuration problems are *real* problems. And
honestly their opinion is much more relevant then ours, a group of
No I don't ignore. I really take it for thinking while I drive, or take
LR is not that magic bullet, and will never be. The community is, when
building an ecosystem for configuration.
But I see the programs ecosystem is stuck in the stupidly hard task of
reading, understanding, and changing human readable files, consistently
and distribution independent.
Don't you think ?
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