Re: On linux kernel packaging issue
On Sat, Nov 08, 2003 at 12:39:58PM +0300, Nikita V. Youshchenko wrote:
> I've read (a part of) resent kernel ITP flamewar.
You should have kept the Subject and the CC to email@example.com,
otherwise your message is not properly archived in the discussion.
> The more I read, the more it frightens me.
> Seems that someone without any sort of complete knowledge of the problem,
> decided to maintain one of the most important parts of the system. And the
> way he chooses is "removing everything that I don't undestand". This looks
> like a disaster.
It's you who hasn't a clear view of the situation. I understand perfectly what
the problems are. Some of these "problems" are not really problems but extra
features I don't intend to support. Other "problems" are actualy upstream bugs
by not integrating support for all architectures in mainline.
Some people pretend that, in order to reestructure the package, I have to
solve all the problems that have been attached to it in the last few years.
But I don't have to.
> Please please please don't go the Windows way - "let's make it usable for
> dummies at the price of making it hardly usable by experts"!
> The saying is: "Create a system that is usable even by idiots, and only
> idiots will use it".
I made the package in the way I found most consistent and easy to understand,
for users and for developers. You're calling me idiot by saying that, so I'll
"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."
-- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)