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Re: upstart: please update to latest upstream version

On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 02:42:51PM +0100, Stephan Seitz wrote:
> I don’t doubt it, but the question is, who cares if the boot process
> takes a little bit longer?
> The desktop users I know are fetching their coffee while the system
> is booting.

With recent improvements, booting itself is pretty fast.  But then, you get
the {x,g,k}dm screen, log in, and have to wait way longer than the boot
itself took -- and on slow machines, it can be a matter of over a minute.
Worse, you don't have a second $BEVERAGE to get, so you need to have to
actually wait.

It's not the absolute time from pushing the button to usable desktop that
matters, it's whether you have to babysit it and do something in the middle.

As 99% desktops and laptops these days have only one user, loading that only
user's environment in the background would be a good idea.  #428617 has a
possible solution, although it would have to be done carefully.  Googling
around you can see a number of recipes floating around, all with an obvious
race condition.

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