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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Good for desktop users.. Pointless for everyone else
by Anonymous on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 02:58 UTC

I think it's pointless except for desktop users and even then i'm sure the system isn't taking the numerous amount of errors that can take place on system initialization into account. How will this be handled? Most likely the same way windows and the like handles it press Shift-Whatever.. It just seems like there is so much room for problematic behavior that doing this is a step in the wrong direction. Let companies like Redhat customize their init scripts based on their distros and provide their own tools to modify.