Re: The Joy of Forking

From: Matthias Andree (
Date: Mon Jun 25 2001 - 04:23:53 EST

On Sun, 24 Jun 2001, Rick Hohensee wrote:

> 2.4.5 is 26 meg now. It's time to consider forking the kernel. Alan has
> already stuck his tippy-toe is that pool, and his toe is fine.
> For a client-use Linux kernel, I suggest, and will be and have been
> persuing, features and non-features such as...
> forget POSIX


> In short, an open source OS for end-users should be very serious about
> simplicity, and not just pay lip-service to it. There is evidence of the
> value of this in the marketplace. What doesn't exist is an OS where
> simplicity is systemic. This is why end-user issues pertain to the kernel
> at all. This is how open source should be. Simple, or at least clear,
> through and through. Linux has lost a lot of simplicity since I got into
> it in '96, and that is a loss.

Don't feed the trolls. The underlying kernel is nothing compared to an
entire system. End-users don't mock with kernels but install their
vendor's RPM, plus compiled Linux kernels are usually so much smaller on
my machines than FreeBSD kernels. So just ignore this.
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