A suggestion regarding new features
notting at redhat.com
Wed Oct 29 22:01:15 UTC 2008
Dax Kelson (dkelson at gurulabs.com) said:
> Examples of "2c" include GRUB, udev/hal, ALSA, hda -> sda, LVM, FACLS
> on /dev files, CUPS, POSIX CAPs to replace SUID, etc. All distros moved
> these features in relative unison so I can toss that old knowledge out
> of my brain (and documentation).
Odddly enough, without any real cross-distro discussion about it. (In
fact, I'm fairly sure cups wasn't nearly in unison, SuSE shipped ALSA
before it was upstream, Fedora shipped libata for ATA at least a release
before anyone else, etc.)
In fact, most of these moves are because the kernel dropped things on userspace
and everyone had to scramble to catch up.
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