[ANNOUNCE] upstart 0.3.2 released

Scott James Remnant scott at netsplit.com
Tue Feb 6 14:00:38 GMT 2007

After getting the unit test framework sorted, it made sense to improve
on the test coverage and embark on a cleanup of the upstart code;
shaking out all the problems and kludges that I didn't like.

The new features for the 0.3 series are all planned out, and many are
already written:


Now it's just a simple matter of merging and programming.

0.3.2  2007-02-06  "Could anybody have tampered with your luggage?"

 * Fix leak of inotify file descriptor that could allow any process on
   the system to remove upstart's watch on its configuration directory.

 * New "emits" configuration stanza, used to list events that are
   emitted by the job itself. Intended for use by front-ends to draw
   event graphs and the like.

 * Dropped "depends" configuration stanza and all related code. This
   will be replaced by the complex state mechanism.

 * Rewritten IPC code to be significantly simpler, with the goal of
   having a stable interface once we hit the end of this milestone

 * Rewritten configuration parser and inotify watch infrastructure to be
   more maintainable in future.

 * Now supports systems where inotify is disabled.

 * Duplicate configuration stanzas are no longer permitted.

 * Bug fixes, especially concerning malloc failure

The tarball can be found here:


For more information on upstart:


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