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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There are already bindings for DBUS and a number of languages including python. I should point out that Seth is a python man himself. Excerpts from his blog:

(on starting a service)
Ideally this would mean activating the daemon itself which would use DBus, but it could also mean activating a "python wrapper"

By the way init scripts can still be used but won't gain the functionality that DBUS and system services give you.