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 J5 on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 15:08 UTC

It is not written in python, and it can run init scripts. gDesklets is a completely different beast that uses the GNOME platform to achive its goals. System Services should only have a DBUS dependency which itself has not other dependecies besides glibc which every C program depends on.

It also hides the fact that all init scripts are basically written in the same manner

Have you seen the mess of init scripts between different distros? Init scripts are rarely written by the upstream developers and if they are they are usualy refrence implementations.