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Developer Summit

Exposition and discussion of features under consideration for Upstart.

2011-11-02 10:00..10:45 in Bonaire 6

= Summary =

We have lots of ideas for changes we'd like to make to Upstart this cycle.

This blueprint will outline those features at a relatively high level.

Ideas (highly incomplete list currently):

  • Fully segregated SystemV / Upstart system shutdown
  • Introduce "setuid" and "setgid" stanzas to allow jobs to run as a different user/group.
  • Enable user jobs (a simple change to a dbus config file).

= Desired Outcome =

  • A better understanding of those Upstart features you'd like us to work on
  • A feel for the relative importance of each feature which we'll factor into our plans to allow us to prioritise the work.