October 26, 2006
The Upstart Daemon - Bye Bye Init?

Anyone have any experience with upstart - event-based init daemon? The program was developed for Ubuntu (who released 6.10 today).

It sounds pretty interesting, from this page on the Gentoo forums:

Upstart brings the concept of an event-driven init system, taking benefit from hotplug to decide when to start processes. Eventualy upstart should even replace crond and inetd (InitNG has similar plans to cron). Besides a dependency awareness (like the current gentoo initscripts), parallel startup (idem) and better hardware utilization (like InitNG and others), Upstart is supposed to bring response to ACPI events, avaliability of network connections and so on.

Here are some getting started docs which has some more specifics.

Posted by Arcterex at October 26, 2006 01:25 PM