Re: [dwm] musca wm

From: Marc Andre Tanner <>
Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 13:39:01 +0200

On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 03:50:58PM -0500, Kurt H Maier wrote:
> On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 1:29 PM, Mate Nagy <> wrote:
> >  i don't know what's up with this newfangled popular hate for GNU
> > software. The GNU userland is a thousand times more comfortable and
> > usable than old unix, not least because some utils even have >features<
> > (imagine that), while the old unix tools were simplistic hackjobs.
> Does /bin/ls really need to be 96kb? Really? I think the answer is
> no. Features are fine, but the GNU method seems to be "include
> everything," and that's stupid. I don't need 96kb worth of ls. I
> just want to know what files are in a directory. The other half of the
> problem is that you've got GNU coreutils on one end, which are
> freaking huge, and then you've got busybox on the other end, which is
> one binary and a ton of aliases. A good start to a lightweight
> coreutils package would be breaking the busybox utils apart into
> descrete programs, in my opinion.

What's wrong with the busybox approach? busybox used to support a
build option which compiles every applet to it's own binary optionaly
dynamically linked against libbb for space reasons. Don't know if it
is still supported though.

I agree with the rest of your mail.


 Marc Andre Tanner >< >< GPG key: CF7D56C0
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