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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The majority of my machines don't have/use any graphical interface, nor do they have X even installed on the machine. This sounds like a desktop-only process to me.

Not that the existing distros can't be improved to get running faster, but the point is that they can if the user wants that.

I would also suspect that when the work in 2.6 on suspecd is mature, and that's months not years, people who want a fast boot will just suspend to disk and be back up in a few seconds.

All of these make me think that this is a special case solution, not something which will or should be the new standard.