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Re: stop abusing debconf already

On 20-Apr-03, 21:14 (CDT), Steve Langasek <vorlon@netexpress.net> wrote: 
> "Windows-centric"?  FFS, where do you think the term "registry" /comes/
> from?

While the term registry comes from Windows, it's worth noting that AIX
had the equivalent ('object manager') (which has nothing to do with OOP)
long before.

And it's just as much a pain in the ass on AIX, as one never knows
where a configuration item comes from, and whether changing the usual
configuration file will do something useful, or whether the change
will be preserved. Well, it's not quite as bad as the Windows version,
because it doesn't corrupt itself when looked at sideways, since it was
written by competent people.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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