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SubjectRe: ANNOUNCE: Linux Kernel ORB: kORBit


On Sat, 9 Dec 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > Yeah... "Infinitely extendable API" and all such. Roughly translated
> > as "we can't live without API bloat". Frankly, judging by the GNOME
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> > codebase people who designed the thing are culturally incompatible with
^^^^^^^^
> > UNIX.

> Oh they are definitely unix people, but ORBit is about solving a very
> different sort of problem to scribbling bits on a disk, or it was until very
> crazy people got involved

<shrug> From what I've seen in GNOME it's mostly about avoiding pipes
religiously and putting everything and a kitchen sink into the same
process. I'm not saying that it has no valid uses, but it definitely
had contributed to the bloat in case of GNOME.

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