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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RTFA (RE:I dont like it, RE:Profile)
by Anonymous on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 01:04 UTC

He says he will probably offer named profiles, and also that there will be a non gui mode.

You could always have a non gui program that monitors dbus and gives you the appropriate information on events etc...
Think about this: 1) You login after 1 second (you really need nothing to be able to login) and while you are browing your home directory everything starts up and prints to tty when major things happen (finished loading everything, apache didnt load, etc...). Or what about having an alt+ctrl+fn that all it does is display detailed information about dbus information, and what happened.
2) You could also have that when you boot up you get a nice little selection screen that lets you select fomr 'On the road', 'In dock station' 'On network (so mount network home dir)' modes.

I am not saying that is what will happen just that this has alot of potential so dont shoot it down!