Re: [dev] sbase

From: Anselm R Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 10:45:16 +0200

On 23 May 2011 10:16, Mate Nagy <> wrote:
> On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 03:15:43AM +0100, Connor Lane Smith wrote:
>> I think it's about time we started a minimalist, statically linked set
>> of core utilities. The BSD family are bloated, and the GNU monstrous.
>> Some of us seem to be resorting to using those from Plan 9, which were
>> designed for another operating system and exist on Unix through a
>> compatibility shim.
> please, please don't take this as a troll - it's just a personal
> feeling... but I do feel that the suckless project is at its best when
> it produces fantastically useful minimalistic software like dwm.
> These days it seems a moronic, unproductive crusade on features and
> rewriting completely serviceable utilities to be much worse is more popular.

I agree. Nevertheless, the effort already undertaken should at least
be preserved in a sbase repository which I asked Connor to set up.

For 9base the main purpose is mk and rc (and the assumptions of mk to
rely on a rc shell) -- it will be hard to pointless to rewrite those
for the sake of 9base.


> Best regards,
>  Mate
Received on Mon May 23 2011 - 10:45:16 CEST

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