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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RE: Good thing BSD doesn't have multiple run modes!
by Anonymous on Thu 2nd Oct 2003 22:29 UTC

Just in case someone might get the wrong idea that I'm bashing the init (rc.*) system of NetBSD, I'm not. It's actually quite good and my FreeBSD box boots up very fast. But, I like the idea of catching exceptions if the service doesn't start and stuff like that. I just think further functionality can be added. That's all. Other than that, the NetBSD rc.* system is pretty good.

There's this thing that my company keeps pusing. Some japanese thing called Kaizen. It means constant gradual improvemnt or something like that. Everything can be made better. So I admire those that take the inititive to try to make things better.