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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by alex on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 06:32 UTC

I think interest of GUI login is that startx is already running, so you don't have to wait for it after login (neither do you need to shut it down between two login). for my self I would also boot with more gnome/kde components in order to have a fast login.
Seth Nickell approach may not be interesting as long as you only thing about linux as a server. But it is important if we want linux to be appreciated as a workstation.
Featuring backward compatibility, Seth Nickell system also feets for a server (better keep the same tools for servers/workstations, maybe with different parameters).