Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Apr 2010 18:41 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Linux Via LWN: "Lennart Poettering has put up a lengthy post describing the 'systemd' project, which is creating a new init system. The whole thing is an interesting discussion of how system initialization should work. Upstart maintainer Scott James Remnant has posted a response to the announcement."
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by foobaz on Fri 30th Apr 2010 19:44 UTC
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Why not use launchd? It was written by Apple for OSX, but is licensed under the Apache license. It is far more sophisticated than init, replacing cron, inetd, and other old crusty daemons, doing a better job in most cases. It uses textfiles for configuration like a good UNIX citizen. I'm honestly surprised it hasn't garnered more attention in the Linux/BSD community. Some info:

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