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What is Upstart?

Jan 08, 2011, 02:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amber Graner)

[ Thanks to Amber Graner for this link. ]

"SJR: After almost seven years working for Canonical on Ubuntu, it was time for a change. I accepted a new job working at Google on their Chrome OS project, which as many of you know is derived from Ubuntu and uses Upstart as one of its core components. I'll be still working on Ubuntu as well, and will be still a member of the Ubuntu Technical Board.

"LPM: Upstart was originally developed for Ubuntu? How did this need come about and what distributions are now using Upstart.

"SJR: Lots of needs all came together at similar times that led to the development of Upstart; we wanted to improve not just the speed but also the reliability of the boot process as well as looking to reduce the bloat and overhead of a running Linux distribution - even more important now with the increased popularity of low memory and embedded systems."

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