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Rewriting Init (was Re: Bootsplash?)

Matthew A. Nicholson wrote:

> I am for a complete rewrite of init, featuring dependancies and multi
> threading.  Also of course boot up graphics, text, progress bars, and
> animations.  Right now I am evaluating python as a canidate for the
> language to write it in, although I have my reservations.  I also am
> trying to determine how init scripts could be done in python.

Would any of the existing Init replacements meet your needs?


One of the most ambitious is SystemServices, which is written in Python
and intends to support most of your requirements:


The project was started last year by Gnome hacker Seth Nickell, and I'm
sure he'd appreciate help on it.  (I don't think development is active
right now.)

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