What is Upstart?
Originally created for use in Ubuntu, Upstart is suitable for deployment in all Linux distributions as an alternative to the System-V init.
Follow along as Scott James Remnant, Upstart designer, explains what Upstart is and why it’s important to both the end user and developer.
Linux Pro Magazine: Can introduce yourself and explain what your relation to Upstart is?
Scott James Remnant: My name’s Scott James Remnant, I’m a software developer for Ubuntu and member of the Ubuntu Technical Board; having previously been a member of the Debian Project before joining Canonical back in 2004. I designed and have been developing the Upstart init daemon for the last few years.