The real usability boost may not be WSL itself, but the improvements to the console window they needed to make to support it. Those improvements benefit everything you do in a console window.
I'm not sure why I'd want to use Powershell to call ssh/scp/etc. rather than a bash session in a WSL layer, where I'm already familiar with the various tools in that environment.
I mean, yeah, I'm slowly starting to learn Powershell now, but there's a simplicity to bash that appeals to me.
Richard Stallman, has resigned from MIT.
I wonder if the mob realizes how much of an extreme anti-capitalist they took down this time.
I wonder if the mob realizes how much of an extreme anti-capitalist
they took down this time.
$ME has popcorn while a reddish person loses his job in a reddish organization because a reddish mob decided they hated him.
I suspect the FSF has hosted a good deal of cover SJWism with the aproval of Stallman, so I can't say I am sad. It is unfair? Totally. As I posted in the Thrashcan, I don't think a "I don't think this is what happened, I think this other thing is what happened" declaration should grant a resignation. However, the irony is just to great not to enjoy.
"Good riddance. We managed to remove Brendan Eich, Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman. One white male homophobe, one white male tone deaf freak and sociopath and one white male misogynist. COC is our weapon. COC is how we cancel people who should have never be in any society in the first place."
-- "Lyberta" on freegamedev.net
I don't know who "Lyberta" is but I wish him/her/it the maximum amount of pain, suffering, and misery a person can bear without dying. Because dying would make the suffering stop. These are the people who are ruining everything.
These are the people who don't deserve to have open source software. They deserve to be beaten over the head with Steve Ballmer until they are a bloody stain on the pavement.
I have set a goal for myself not to contribute to projects that feature a Code of Conduct, because Codes of Conduct are not about managing the project, but about signaling that a project is a political platform.
The only good CoC I know is the one XD has, the Code of Cock.
This is getting way out of hand. Like the Tor project partaking in that climate change event. Whether you believe in man created climate change or you are skeptical, a software project is not the platform that should be used for such campaigns. It is like if I used my software foundation to campaign for horse welfare. You are diverting the funds and efforts of people into an event they didn't know you were going into.
[ Responding to the Stallman/child rape thread over in the Relationships & Sex room ]
:) For example...
I'm still browsing all over RMS's web site ... I can't help it, the guy is such a train wreck. Today I discovered that he claims to have invented the name "POSIX" for the standard unix-like operating system.
"So I put the initials of "Portable Operating System" together with the same suffix "ix", and came up with "POSIX". It sounded good and I saw no reason not to use it, so I suggested it. Although it was just barely in time, the committee adopted it." [ https://stallman.org/articles/posix.html ].
At first glance, I have no reason *not* to believe this. But knowing RMS, one would think that a name of his suggestion would be far more "loaded" than something neutral like POSIX.
At first glance, I have no reason *not* to believe this. But knowing
RMS, one would think that a name of his suggestion would be far more
"loaded" than something neutral like POSIX.
In my opinion, that is all well rationalized paranoia.
These papers support the Stallman version.
Relatedly, I was talking to a web developper about Stallman's downfall and he told me: "Well, they reds do what reds do and destroy each other. GPL is communistic anyway"
I use a piece of GPL software called "Sleepyhead" which extracts data from a CPAP machine to give the user detailed information about their sleep therapy. The data is presented to the user much the same way the sleep center would see the results. I find it very useful on nights I have trouble sleeping.
Earlier this year the lead author shut the project down.
If there is one tiny bit of hard learned advice I can leave behind from all this, it would be: Friends don’t let friends release full blown complex applications under the GPL – Keep it for hacks or corporate backed stuff.
His entire rant about shutting down the project can be found here.
The analogy breaks down when you get to the point of forcing someone to build open source software and give it away. I don't believe in that. But if you think of open source as a commune, where everyone voluntarily works together for the good of the community, it's an apt analogy. (No pun intended, but I'll take credit for it anyway.)
Earlier this year the lead author shut the project down.
I read the entire rant. It doesn't appear that the GPL was the deciding factor in shutting the project down. From what I can tell, this would have happened under any license. He poured too much of himself into the project, neglecting his family, got burned out, let the assholes on the forum get the best of him ... and then in the end he decided that he wanted $$$ for the software but couldn't do so because it was open source.
As much as I would like to continue picking on Train Wreck Stallman, this project's unfortunate end is the developer's own fault, and his own choice.
Is my view subjective? Decide for yourselves. I've been maintaining a "full blown complex application under the GPL" for 30+ years, and I continue to find it a source of joy. So what's the difference between me and Jedimark?
Is it just a matter of striking the right balance between working on the project and doing other things? When I get busy with my day job, or enjoying time with my family and friends, the project doesn't get worked on. Sometimes I get excited about the project and write a ton of code and get "The High" from it. Sometimes I go railfanning with the IGlet and no code gets written. Sometimes I have a deadline at work and no code gets written. Sometimes I'm Dead F***ing Tired and I just want to go to bed.
Are any of these delays the GPL's fault? Not at all. I have a day job that pays me handsomely for access to the same brain that is used on the open source project. I don't expect to ever be paid for my software (although I *have* on occasion been paid to add specific features and then release them as part of the mainline code).
Train Wreck Stallman may have made the world a worse place by writing Emacs, but he made it a better place by writing the GPL.
"If Stallman asks you on a date, just tell him you're a vi user."
The POSIX thing, I'm pretty sure predated the existence of Linux and the whole GNU/Linux naming debate../t/troll/thing.
Today it doesn't matter. Linux *is* the gold-standard unix now.
New version of Virtualbox just released. Changelog says it fixes a guru meditation error, hope that's the same one that's been occasionally bothering me.
Just downgraded my virtualbox setup from xfce to "MATE", formerly known as Gnome 2. (I don't like the look-and-feel of KDE, and xfce's window manager regularly gets itself stuck in a state where it can't process mouse clicks.)
Gnome 3 just doesn't perform right without the best available 3D acceleration, and Virtualbox's API forwarding approach will never perform well, from what I'm reading. An entirely new architecture is needed to get it really blazing.
Sigh. The state of Linux on the desktop is just not what it used to be. :-(