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

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