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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Use the NetBSD init system
by Chris on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 09:18 UTC

Seth shows an obvious lack of awareness of solutions that are already out there. Rather than replacing init with some Python hack (great, yet another half baked interpreter on my system) why not look around at the direction NetBSD has gone. The NetBSD init system is small, clean and like its predecessor only relies on the Bourne shell. FreeBSD is adopting this init system for version 5, and boot up times are significantly faster than with Linux offering similar services on identical hardware.