Init : someone could comment this ?

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at
Sun Jan 6 17:25:55 UTC 2008

On 06/01/2008, Casey Dahlin <cjdahlin at> wrote:
> Jonathan Underwood wrote:
> > On 06/01/2008, Casey Dahlin <cjdahlin at> wrote:
> >
> >> There is work being done in this area for Fedora as well. I've been
> >> working on a parallel booting system for us that also will provide dbus
> >> notifications for the starting of various services. (Hopefully I'll be
> >> leading a hackfest at FUDCon in a few days to get a few more eyes and
> >> hands on the code).
> >>
> >>
> >
> > Other than compatability with sysvinit scripts, why was upstart dismissed?
> >
> >
> Many options were looked at during the last iteration of this
> discussion, and by my understanding prcsys was the one that won out. See
> here:

That's a shame, because the roadmap for upstart includes better
sysvinit compatibility, dbus support for IPC, service mangement et.

It seems to me that many of the reasons for dismissing upstart in
favour of a write-from-scratch have since disappeared.


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