Upstart Development

Casey Dahlin cdahlin at
Fri May 22 15:19:41 BST 2009

Scott James Remnant wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-05-22 at 10:01 -0400, Casey Dahlin wrote:
>> Scott James Remnant wrote:
>>> Hey folks,
>>> As to the work on changes to Upstart, the first and most important thing
>>> you could do to help is to comment and discuss on my plans.  Go watch
>>> the video of the FOSDEM talk I gave earlier this year:
>>> From that, it should start to become obvious how to modify the code -
>>> and we can split that work up if people are willing.
>> If we're going to do that, it'd be nice to firm up what's in the video
>> a little. Get rid of some of the "upstart will do this... maybe" bits
>> and make sure the behaviour is consistently an exhaustively specified
>> (questions of the format "hmm... what /should/ that do?" should be
>> asked /before/ the code is written this time :). I can help here a
>> little, seeing as how exhaustive is my middle name :)
> That's pretty much what I meant when I said that this stuff needs to get
> written done :)  so consider me in agreement, so let's do that!
> Mailing List is probably better than IRC.
> Scott

Better still I'd say we should probably have a wiki (wait don't we already have one? I seem to remember...)


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