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Ubuntu Continues With Upstart, Releases v1.5

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Published on 22 March 2012 03:39 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu
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With Ubuntu remaining uninterested in systemd, the Upstart init system continues to be developed. Released today was Upstart 1.5 with a few new features.

New work for Upstart 1.5 includes console log improvements, a new early logging facilitaty, Upstart can now detect jobs leaking file descriptors, and a new usage stanza for instance jobs to display a usage message explaining how to use a job. The early logging facility is for jobs that end prior to the disk being writable, which now will be preserved and written to disk when available.

The Upstart 1.5 release isn't particularly exciting, but those wanting to learn more can visit the mailing list announcement or the Launchpad project page.

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