Edgy's new startup scripts

Jonathan Jesse jjesse at iserv.net
Fri Oct 6 12:56:27 UTC 2006

Good morning,

http://upstart.ubuntu.com/ has a lot of information in regards to upstart
the new startup scripting that Kubuntu/Ubuntu has.


> I have read that Edgy uses a different style of startup scripting, more
> event
> based.  I haven't used it, so I'm not familiar with how wonderful it
> really
> is.  My question is are we now going to have to learn a new
> non-standardized
> startup method for every distro we may want to use?
> I understand this method may be far superior to sysvinit style scripting,
> However, I'm afraid that if we have 100 distros all using different forms
> of
> startup scripting we'll wind up with a very unpopular OS from an app
> development perspective.  I have also not read anything about this being
> certified, or any other distros adopting this new method, and that worries
> me.
> Also, were would one find a good set of "howtos" on doing any
> customization of
> this new style?
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