Fedora disimprovements: am I alone?
- From: Timothy Murphy <gayleard@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:56:09 +0100
I wonder if I am alone in finding some of the developments in Fedora-16
actually make life harder for the user?
I'd take grub2 and systemctl as two examples.
In each case I've read the documentation and understand the motivation
behind these developments.
But I remain unconvinced that the gains outweigh the disadvantages
of methods that are much harder to configure and use.
I don't think this is just a matter of unfamiliarity.
I think one can say objectively that the new methods
are more complicated than those they replace.
As a crude measure of complication the new commands
take longer to type than the old,
eg "systemctl start openvpn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx"
compared with "start service openvpn".
And the output of the new commands seems much more verbose than the old:
eg compare the output of "systemctl -a" or "systemctl list-units"
with that of "chkconfig --list".
Could anyone bringing in these changes have honestly answered "Yes"
if asked whether the new method would simplify life for the user?
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
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