Registered 2006-07-13 by Scott James Remnant (Canonical)

event-based init daemon

Upstart is an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running.

It was originally developed for the Ubuntu distribution, but is intended to be suitable for deployment in all Linux distributions as a replacement for the venerable System-V init.

Documentation: http://upstart.ubuntu.com/cookbook/

Project information

Maintainer:
Upstart Developers
Driver:
Upstart Developers
Development focus:

1.x series 

lp:upstart 
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Programming Languages:
C
Licences:
GNU GPL v2
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Latest version is 1.12.1
released on 2014-03-11

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  • Upstart 1.12.1 released on 2014-03-11
    * Fixed re-exec breakage caused by incorrect D-Bus API usage. * Tests updated...
  • Upstart 1.12 released on 2014-03-07
    * Stop Upstart indirectly stealing console ownership (most noticeably when ru...
  • Upstart 1.11 released on 2013-11-14
    * Add '--no-dbus' command-line option for the init(8) daemon (allowing even...
  • Upstart 1.10 released on 2013-08-23
    * upstart-local-bridge: New bridge for starting jobs on local socket connecti...
  • Upstart 1.9.1 released on 2013-07-04
    * Fix respawn behaviour regression (introduced in version 1.8) affecting jo...