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 Sortesvin on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 20:21 UTC

Why not just modify init to spawn a thread for each item with the same priority in the rc?.d directory? Give two thing the same priority, they go off at once.

Alternatively, specify the dependcies between services and simply use make (or a wrapper to it).

It seems to me that the boot time issue can be addressed immediately with little modification to anything...