upstart [was [ILUG] Re: Ubuntu and inet.d]
glen at lincor.com
Mon Aug 28 19:56:47 IST 2006
Niall O Broin wrote:
>> Why are people assuming Canonical are going to screw this up?
> Maybe because history shows us that major changes in software very
> rarely work correctly first time.
I can't help wonder why upstart is continuing on along at this stage.
There's already two open source projects that solve the majority of the
problems that upstart has set out to solve. Admittedly Apple's initial
license for launchd wasn't inductive to community adoption, but that has
changed. It's mature and working and upstart seems to be a long way from
either. I don't know too much about SMF but from what I've heard it
There's always been an element of "not invented here" with the various
distros and quite frankly it's distracting and annoying when it comes to
key platform functionality. Lately it's turning into a pissing contest
with AIGLX/XGL Luminocity/Compiz etc. I would not be one bit surprised
of RedHat/Fedora announced a replacement init application that they've
been working on internally and are now ready for community involvement.
Same goes for Novel/SuSe.
grumble grumble. And yes, I know that diversity is a key part of the
open source environment. Sometimes it feels like there's such a waste of
effort goes on though.
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