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Re: Is the FHS dead ?

Josselin Mouette wrote:
> Le lundi 16 février 2009 à 18:08 +0200, Teodor a écrit :
>> There is no need to create another standard, FHS is being continued in
>> the LSB project at linuxfoundation.org / freestandards.org. FHS was
>> the starting point for LSB.
>> Even if the LSB project has been criticized by the Debian project,
>> this seems to become the "the facto" file hierarchy standard for
>> Linux. It is not perfect, but is being adopted by the majority of
>> Linux distros.
> Nevertheless, the Linux Foundation hasn’t made evolve the standard for 5
> years. Where could we start if we want the standard to evolve? 
> Currently, the discussion is clearly happening at other levels. If you
> look at the recent cgroups discussion for example, it will clearly be
> decided at the distribution level, without any kind of standardization.

Is not this the right thing to do?

Standards should be most frozen as possible. I don't find a lot of
think that need to be added.

Also for cgroups, I really hope that proposal come from distributions
(and common usage). Only after one distribution use it, it need to
be standardized.  IMHO standards should come from bottom.
BTW, You know, there are a lot of details and possible
problems, so better to wait, not to have a wrong standardization,
which cause more problem to correct.

Anyway, I think that we must give new live to fhs mailing list
(also for discussion, not only for proposal).


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