Fedora 18 console screen res, help me understand systemd

Stuart Jansen sjansen at buscaluz.org
Thu Mar 28 08:15:40 MDT 2013

On Thu, 2013-03-28 at 07:00 -0600, Jeff Jibson wrote:
> "A solution in search of a problem," sounds like PulseAudio... oh, that was
> written by Lennart Poettering too.  That should be enough reason to make
> you run in terror.

I love how many people are willng to dismiss Poettering's work because
they can't be bothered to understand the problems he solves. Clearly you
don't remember the dark days of esd and and it's slightly less crippled
co-conspirator aRts. Complaining about PulseAudio is popular because
some distros did a poor job of managing the transition, but can you
honestly say you've evaluated the alternatives and want to go back?

I mean seriously. This is as bad as peppering your conversation with
references to MicroShaft of and Winblows. It might make you look cool in
front of newbies, but you sound like a child to anyone who actually
understands the situation.

Can you even name any of the issues that PulseAudio addressed? Or
perhaps you've been influenced by someone who thinks Jack should have
won instead. You should realize that's still an admission that there was
a problem and change was needed.

Ask yourself, what possible motivation could a bunch of distros have to
painfully rip out a core of the OS and replace it? Stupidity? Boredom?
Or... maybe, just maybe, there was a real problem and you haven't
bothered to understand the background because ad hominem is more fun.

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