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Canonical Releases Upstart 1.6

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Published on 15 November 2012 09:44 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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While most Linux distributions have moved on to using systemd as their init daemon replacement, Canonical is still investing in their Upstart init daemon for Ubuntu. Upstart 1.6 has now been released and it presents several new features.

Key features of Upstart 1.6 include:

- Upstart can now perform a stateful re-exec so that Upstart can still supervise jobs after Upstart itself was upgraded or one of its dependency libraries.

- Upstart can now handle booting without an initramfs.

- Improved error handling.

- Documentation improvements.

- Various bug-fixes.

The Upstart 1.6 release is codenamed "The turbine, the fish and the glass partition." This new Upstart release is available from Launchpad.

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