Ah the recent spate of technology bashing reminds me of when D-Bus, Hal and udev were young and inexperienced. Many people yearned for the days of automounter, cried bloody murder when Wine couldn’t find their cdrom and their favourite command line tool just couldn’t grok the new device syntax.
What’s that? The technology matured and now people would rise up in arms if we ever reverted to the old days? To be fair we do try not to break things but some things are broken already and are being barely held together by dead kittens and fairy dust.
As I said when we completely broke D-Bus to move to the new wire protocol (0.2x-0.3x) – sure there are growing pains involved but in time people will just get on with their lives and it will become another layer of the system that nobody cares about because it just works. It pays to take the time to fix things right even if there will be pain in between.[read this post in: ar de es fr it ja ko pt ru zh-CN ]