Upstart, an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon which handles the starting of tasks and services during boot, stopping them during shutdown and supervising them while the system is running, is now at version 1.8.
Upstart was initially developed to work only with the Ubuntu distribution, but it was later modified to work with all Linux distributions and to take the place of System-V init.
Highlights of Upstart 1.8:
• A new bridge that allows jobs to react to file events has been added;
• A very simple tool called upstart-monitor has been added. It can be used to run in either CLI or GUI mode, connected to PID 1 or a Session Init;
• When any files are created, modified or deleted within a directory, a job is started.
More details about this release can be found in the official announcement.
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