On Thu, Jul 23, 2015, at 01:50 PM, Walter Dnes wrote: > On Thu, Jul 23, 2015 at 03:13:34PM -0400, Alec Ten Harmsel wrote > > > * ruby: Started because Matz could not find a language that was perfect > > for him. Now it powers loads of websites. > > "New-and-improved" stuff like Ruby gets in via the back door... > > * Some Ruby fanboi, who's in the WebkitGTK upstream, makes Ruby a > hard-coded dependancy of Webkit.
That's embarrassing. > * Lennart Poetering sends an email begging the GNOME people to make > systemd a hard-coded dependancy for GNOME and it happens. > > * Skype now requires Pulseaudio as a hard-coded dependancy > > Three pieces of software that were getting nowhere until they became > hard-coded dependancies of other, more-commonly-used software. > Going nowhere? Wow. Just... wow. Alec