Its OBVIOUS that Lennart Poettering disagrees with a lot of other people. He is disregarding their views as "myths" and is ignoring their input and is even working to circumvent them. How successful can his projects be when it is so clear of his bias?
CHANGES WITH 197:
* Timer units now support calendar time events in addition to
monotonic time events. That means you can now trigger a unit
based on a calendar time specification such as "Thu,Fri
2013-*-1,5 11:12:13" which refers to 11:12:13 of the first
or fifth day of any month of the year 2013, given that it is
a thursday or friday. This brings timer event support
considerably closer to cron's capabilities. For details on
the supported calendar time specification language see
Successful enough to get into Fedora and its progeny since he works for Red Hat.How successful can his projects be when it is so clear of his bias?
My point is: the people who don't like something are always more vocal than those who do.
And really success would in a way be forcing people to use it... If the project like systemd is successful then its widespread. User's dont decide what the distros use, the developers do and if systemd is widespread then the developers are probably using it.. The only people who have a choice are those that run Debian or Gentoo because they can use sysV, Upstart or Systemd or OpenRC. If you run fedora youre forced to use systemd. If you run Ubuntu youre forced to Upstart. If you run openSuse youre forced to use systemd.
Really people's complaints seem to be "I'm angry because my distro of choice is forcing me to use systemd." When the reality is, you were forced to use whatever they were using before it too. Maybe it worked well, maybe it didn't. But I doubt you had a choice in the matter. And if THATS the case, then what you're really complaining about: is change.
Which is fine, people don't like change. But the problem there is...welcome to computers and especially open source software. Developers come and go, projects are born and die but power always finds a place to rest its head. Change happens. If you don't like it, use windows that guarantees backwards compatibility back to 3.1, or use Gentoo or Arch where you're in control or use debian that is 2-3years behind at any given moment.
Change happens people, get used to it.
Edit: maybe its listed as an F19 feature because it'll have it at launch-time? When F18 got released systemd didnt have it and therefore wasn't considered a "Feature." F19 will have systemd 197+ at launch time and therefore it IS considered a feature?