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OSNews: Seth Nickell on Replacing the Aging Init Procedure on Linux

Oct 03, 2003, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eugenia Loli-Queru)


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"Soon, it became confusing to many readers as to if Seth is planning to completely replace the Init system or simply 'bridge' it. We had a chat with Seth and discussed about his plans on the project (which is a personal project so far) and for Storage, an exciting project which aims to replace the traditional filesystem with a new database-based document store.

"We asked Seth if he thinks that in the event these projects take off will be Linux-only and if they actively supported by Gnome libs might result in Gnome being OS-specific and ultimately drive the project into forks. Seth does not believe so that this will be the case, as companies where their business depend on Gnome (e.g. Sun Solaris, Ximian) will be able to adapt and port necessary technologies.

"Regarding Storage, Seth told us that the natural language parser needs more work but the project is progressing. We also asked Seth his opinion regarding an ideal packaging management for Linux, and he told us that what Red Hat is doing currently with the 'Red Hat Network' is a nice idea, however it still needs some refinement..."

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