You’re fired, Red Hat
Nice to see the energy for this udev fork building – will be interesting to see the method that Red Hat uses to try to kill it and maintain unilateral control. Where do these mysterious political influences in Linux come from anyway? Have they drugged and kidnapped Linus and switched him with a (characteristically poorly developed) Red Hat robot imposter? (If he starts crashing and refusing to grant access to his own brain, we’ll know it’s Red Hat devs at work again.)
gmane discussion thread
And if you want to see complete debian stupidity in action…
debian mailing list discussion
They don’t have the sense to support this – they’d rather argue about how debian is better than gentoo. So once again another choice by debian to use broken tools for political reasons. See cdrtools vs cdrkit for another example of mindless debian inertia and witless maintainers making unilateral choices for their users. And lest you think that’s old news, a debian packager recently contacted Jorg on his mailing list with ideas of packaging cdrtools, but someone in the upper echelons (lowest muck) of debian killed it again for no given reason.
Anyway, in every way you can let Linus and distros know that it’s time to bring some quality back to udev by supporting this fork. This is a small window in which to make a significant change.
I think they should simply steal the name ‘udev’ just like Red Hat does. As in You’re fired!