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.