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Re: launchd port: Worth it?

On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 10:41:09PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> In article <20130314232139.2606bfe6@Amnesiac>,
> Julian Djamil Fagir  <> wrote:
> >-=-=-=-=-=-
> >
> >Hi,
> >
> >I've been looking at the GSoC projects, and I saw this one:
> >
> >
> >I don't own an Apple and just looked at the documentation. So I wonder: Would
> >we really want launchd? I mean, it's adding complexity to the boot process
> >and centralising a system which has been working for decades. Is there
> >really a need to integrate cron, inetd and rc?
> I have it mostly working from the FreeBSD port. There is more work to be
> done, but if you want a copy to start from...

The FreeBSD port is quite dated.  My understanding is that shortly after
it was completed Apple basically rewrote launchd so starting from
scratch may be required.

-- Brooks

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