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Scott James Remnant
Day Sunday
Room Janson
Start time 12:00
End time 13:00
Duration 01:00
Event type Podium
Track Systems
Language English

This talk takes a trip along the Roadmap for Upstart 1.0, introducing what features will be available.

Linux has always traditionally lacked good service management facilities, so much so that the typical daemon doesn't use what ones we have and instead relies on hokey shell scripts.

Upstart is being developed to not only solve this problem but also how it, through integration with D-Bus, DeviceKit and similar frameworks, allows service lifecycles to be tied to hardware and system state.