Re: [dev] Yet another "sane alternatives" thread

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Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2018 00:05:50 +0000

On 2018-12-24 21:11, Cág wrote:
> Hi,
> This is long and rather off-topic (and a bit of ranting is included, as
> always).
> I have to use EL7/Fedora almost daily and Ubuntu once every week or
> two.
> As you might know, they have this GNOME/systemd/etc. thing. I'm
> already
> kinda used to GNOME freezing, and systemd's "A job is running" ("faster
> boot times" hehe), but not and probably will never be used to this:
> `ip link set dev enp5s0 up` and lawdy mercy if you have an external
> Ethernet adapter ("predictable network interface names" huh). Instead
> of
> `ifconfig eth0 up`. net-tools, while sees some amount of activity on
> SourceForge, is deprecated, of which its man pages state quite clearly.
> So,
> 1. Is there any network utility suite like net-tools or iproute2 but
> sane and active? Or maybe net-tools was forked by somebody?
> 2. PulseAudio doesn't need no ranting. Neither does ALSA. But latest
> commits on OSS hg site are from 2012, and from 2016 on GitHub. Is
> there
> active development? I see a release from 2017.
> How good is the device support? I'm thinking of getting an external
> Sound Blaster and wondering if it supports it.
> 3. Are there any drop-in replacements for Open/LibreSSL and GNU make?
> Can BearSSL be used where OpenSSL is used? For GNU make something like
> Gavin Howard's bc (shoutout to Gavin!), but for make, i.e.
> supports GNUisms.
> Thanks for reading, and thanks for answering, in advance (:
> --
> caóc

iproute2 is pretty good. it supports JSON structured output. is a sane alternative to make.

make itself is insane because it reimplements a similar but incompatable
version of shell.
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