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Interview with Scott, Ubuntu and Upstart Developer

Apr 26, 2007, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Upstart solves this by reacting to system-level events--and that's what it is, an event-based init service. Since Upstart breaks backwards compatibility (at least for the time being), Upstart is also the perfect spot to test another sorely required innovation: parallelism; with parallel startup, services and states can be started and achieved much faster than sequentially, for a number of reasons which basically boil down to taking advantage of the hardware at its fullest.

"Naturally, I'm curious. So I decided to interview Scott James Remnant (by e-mail), he who appears as the lead Upstart developer..."

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