Re: what's next for the linux kernel?
From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
Date: Sat Oct 08 2005 - 17:48:30 EST
helge, yours is the kind of comment which is welcome on linux visionaries and
i wish, i wissshhh, for the thread on lkml with this subject to DIEEEE.
On Sun, Oct 09, 2005 at 12:27:09AM +0200, Helge Hafting wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 10:20:01PM +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 06, 2005 at 04:13:15PM -0400, Michael Concannon wrote:
> > > 1. It _is_ a file: registry.dat
> > > 2. It is a binary file at that...
> > > 3. That file has become a dumping ground for everything that every app
> > > thinks is "important" and of course every app writer thinks everything
> > > they write is the most important thing ever - I am sure a have never
> > > done such a thing :-)
> > s/"that file"/"openldap" and substitute "every app writer"
> > for "every major free software developer we respect greatly which
> > can store its data and/or configuration details in an LDAP database"
> > and your evident distaste for "that file" looks a little like religious
> > zealotry.
> Well, there are many differences between the windows registry and
> openldap on unix. First, openldap is voluntary. There are plenty
> of linux systems not using ldap at all, and still using whatever apps
> they want. People deploy ldap when they think the benefits outweighs
> the added complexity. :-)
> Helge Hafting
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