Re: [Gnome-print] Re: [Gimp-print-devel] An introduction to gnome-print(fwd)

On Wed, 31 May 2000, Robert L Krawitz wrote:

>    From: Miguel de Icaza <>
>    Date: 31 May 2000 16:22:24 -0400
>    > Okay...  Personally, I think that *might* be the case for Linux and
>    > *BSD, but not for the commercial UNIX's for sure.  And gee, which
>    > version will they ship, and how many people do you know that still
>    > run Red Hat 5.x or some other old release and won't "upgrade"?
>    Those systems have to either evolve or die.
>    If they want to keep running a Unix from the 80's, thats fine with
>    me.  They will have to explain that to their stock holders though.
> I really hate to invoke this variant on Godwin's law, but you're
> sounding an awful lot like Microsoft Windows.  And what's more (and
> more to the point), your architecture -- having to have a whole stack
> of unrelated libraries around, each of which has to be the correct
> version -- just to do basics like printing is also starting to look a
> lot like that.
> The great strength of Unix, and the reason it's still going strong
> after 30+ years -- more than half of the lifetime of the digital
> computer -- is the philosophy and implementation of a lot of small,
> simple tools that can be combined in very powerful ways to get a lot
> done.  Having everything glommed together in a huge, monolithic system
> without clear architectural boundaries becomes unmaintainable.  THAT'S
> my main problem with all this.

Do not forget, that UNIX would be slowly died out, wasn't there
GNU/Linux/FreeBSD ;) To me GNOME seems bringing a new life to UNIX, not
windowizing it - world has changed, like we it or not.


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