OSNews: Seth Nickell on Replacing the Aging Init Procedure on Linux
Oct 03, 2003, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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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
"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
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