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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Just use BSD init
by Aeonsfx on Fri 3rd Oct 2003 08:25 UTC

I'm glad I'm using *BSD, so I don't have to worry about this weird idea replacing a system that already worked fine, and overnight for that matter. My linux experience was mainly with Slackware, and I had very quick bootup times. Now that I'm using FreeBSD, even more so. I've also heard great things about NetBSD in this respect, probably much faster than this hacky idea.

Anyway, I don't think using the language of the week is a good idea, even if it is technically faster or prettier. If you ask me, the best solution is to dump sysV init and just go along with BSD init. It was first, anyway. If not that, then just stay with sysV init.

--Tim