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Generic init framework (was: Re: faster boot)

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 11:12:26AM +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> If we want to introduce a new init system into debian, we should prepare
> a generic init framework (like many distributions already have in place)
> that allows for

> - silent/verbose boot and output redirection
> - fancy display of success/failure (for example with colors)

  - gettextized output support ?

> - bootsplash and boot-icons integration
> - needs, provides as in LSB suggested
> - status reporting (which services are running?)
> - disabling of services in a consistent way (some are disabled via
>   /etc/defaults/package, some expect you to edit the init.d script,
>   some suggest removing the links)
> - hooks for other init systems (for example i'd like the apache init.d 
>   script to be aware of my minit, and restart itself via minit)


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