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  • #21
    Originally posted by Lennie View Post
    ... Fairly easy like a scripting language, but without garbage collection...
    I'm not sure how "fairly easy like a scripting language" helps, if you have to do the garbage collection yourself. But then again, I don't know Rust.


    • #22
      Originally posted by GraysonPeddie View Post

      I solved my problem by masking tmp.mount, which symlinks it to /dev/null.

      sudo systemctl mask tmp.mount
      And to clean up the /tmp directory:

      sudo vim /etc/tmpfiles.d/tmp.conf
      D! /tmp 1777 root root 0
      D /var/tmp 1777 root root 10d
      x /tmp/systemd-private-*
      x /var/tmp/systemd-private-*
      X /tmp/systemd-private-*/tmp
      X /var/tmp/systemd-private-*/tmp
      I found this in here: tmpfs: Disable automatic mount

      You may need to reboot your system for changes to take effect. If I have 32GB of RAM, then 16GB could be devoted to tmpfs, but why use tmpfs even though I am using traditional hard drive for 120GB for the root partition. If I have 120GB SSD for my root partition, I may need to have at least 16GB or 32GB of RAM, so that I can prolong an SSD. But then I don't know of any programs that would require more than 8GB for compiling. I'm thinking 32GB of RAM should be the minimum for yaourt, especially if you need to compile a bunch of programs.
      Issue solved, thank you very much!


      • #23
        It's been a pleasure for helping Linux users out there. You're welcome.


        • #24
          Originally posted by bug77 View Post
          ?if you have to do the garbage collection yourself
          Hey, the lack of garbage collection is a feature! It has destructors like C++, uses C++11 style move semantics by default (avoids unnecessary copying and reallocation), plus a borrow checker to statically prove memory safety.

          Rust is somewhere between C done right and C++11 minus C++.


          • #25
            Originally posted by bug77 View Post

            I'm not sure how "fairly easy like a scripting language" helps, if you have to do the garbage collection yourself. But then again, I don't know Rust.
            If you've ever fought the Java Garbage collector you might come to appreciate that feature.


            • #26
              Originally posted by Daktyl198 View Post
              Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of Mozilla and Firefox anymore but I've still got to point out a few things...

              1. GTK looking bad on those shells isn't Mozilla's fault, it's that those shells don't like GTK+2. This should be fixed as soon as they switch to GTK+3, and if it's not fixed then it's the shell's fault.

              2. Firefox OS was meant more as an experimental project that they found could actually be used in a real life situation. Just because you don't see FFOS phones in your country doesn't mean they're not being used elsewhere. Thunderbird probably has a higher usage rate than Firefox at this point, so it'd make no sense for them to ditch that. Hello is meant to pair with FFOS phones (like Facetime goes with iPhones except more standards-based).

              3. Chat in thunderbird? Where? RSS in thunderbird is to give it more Outlook-like features (for those making the switch) I assume. I already mentioned Hello.

              4. Chat app is built in so it can run on the phone at proper speeds (without having to use API calls everywhere) and with a moderate amount of security. Password/Sync was built in to mimic the ease-of-use that was pulling users over to Chrome. Servo isn't intended to replace Gecko in Firefox, sorry to say. Only bits and pieces.

              Overall, there are definitely reasons for them doing things other than "We can, and thus we will". They do stupid things too (e.g. the whole "extensions must be signed"), but they're not completely stupid or evil.

              1. Thanks for adding some illumination.

              2. I agree Thunderbird fulfills many core needs of users, I didn't meant to imply ditching it - however, in its current state it's a bit of a monstrocity
              (nswf-ish akira reference)

              3. Yes, according to my understand it was a prelude to Chat in Firefox from maybe 2 years ago - you can do Google Talk, IRC, and several other chat apps, however it's integration is extremely awkward.

              4. I don't really mind having a FF Chat App, however it's 1.0 implementation was as painful to use as Sync 1.0 which had those terrible randomly generated passwords.

              4b. Firefox Sync? This is actually what made me abandon Firefox - after Firefox destroyed all my bookmarks by overwriting them all with a blank from a laptop I was done rooting for Mozilla's underdog Firefox. It's kindof unforgivable when a cheap utility like a toaster burns the house down. Mozilla IRC support made it worse too by questioning why I didn't maintain an additional backup beyond Sync Backup of my Bookmarks. When an App destroys carefully tagged and organized user data I consider it a software error and not a user error.

              4c. Maybe they'll get their act together, I think I'm just disappointed that their Apps feel convoluted and inclusive of traits that are alien to their core purpose. To me it would make sense to have a "Mozilla Apps" folder with a separate "Firefox Browser", "Thunderbird Email", "Mozilla Chat", "Mozilla Keyring" and "Mozilla Sync". Each app would do "1 thing well" which is the Unix Way & often leads to simplified programming. Yorba & Gnome to me are good examples of Governance of drawing App boundaries.
              nswf-ish Thunderbird = Monstocity
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