[Geany-Devel] Switched to Win~1

Thomas Martitz kugel at xxxxx
Mon Sep 22 05:46:47 UTC 2014

Am 21.09.2014 um 15:48 schrieb Dimitar Zhekov:
> Hi,
> Since Debian is leaning more and more towards systemd, especially with 
> gvfs installed, and since systemd-init breaks my system, I finally sat 
> on my back and migrated to Windows. It's not a good system either, but 
> gets the job done.
> Now, Geany under Win~1 has some deficiencies, due to gtk+, so I'll 
> probably use it as a debugger only, and limit myself to the official 
> releases. But if somebody decides to apply the spawning fix, or 
> parsing the columns in compiler messages, or the small patch that adds 
> virtual column to the status bar, I will be glad to help.
> Also, if Scope has any problems building with or running under gtk+3, 
> I'll fix them (some Linux programs are not replaceable, so I kept a 
> small Debian system in dual boot). But there will be no gtk+4 support, 
> at least not from me.

This is a joke right?

Seriously, I can understand that systemd is controversial, but not to 
the extend to abandon *Unix* altogether. There are many many ways to 
avoid systemd without going Windows, for example using a distro that 
doesn't use systemd (Gentoo, Slackware, etc) or one of the BSDs.

Or, as you are on debian already, install the legacy sysvinit. It will 
be fully supported at least throughout Jessie (so 5+ years). Or use 
Ubuntu 14.04, which is still using upstart and will also be supported 
until 2019. I'm sure all controversial points are solved by 2019, either 
by systemd or a fork.

I think it's just you leaning towards Windows. This is OK but don't 
blame systemd for it.

Best regards

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