Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 1st Oct 2003 23:09 UTC
General Development OSNews was the first news magazine to break the story on Gnome's Seth Nickell effort to replace the Init system. Soon, it became confusing to many readers as to if Seth is planning to completely replace the Init system or simply "bridge" it. We had a chat with Seth and discussed about his plans on the project (which is a personal project so far) and for Storage, an exciting project which aims to replace the traditional filesystem with a new database-based document store.
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Someone please pay this guy!
by Eric Murphy on Wed 1st Oct 2003 23:56 UTC

http://www.banned-width.com/shel/works/unempl.html

The Linux init system is crap for a modern desktop OS. This is one area Linux should diverge from Linux for servers ASAP.

I want to see BeOS-like boot up times (into a GUI). I think it's possible with today's hardware + Linux and a new init process.