Anonymous Reader writes "Seth Nickell (of Storage and Gnome HIG fame) has started a new project which aims to replace the aging Init system on Linux. The new Python-based approach will make booting faster and it will talk to the D-BUS daemon, freedesktop.org's leading project.
And speaking of freedesktop.org, it is important to mention the release of HAL 0.1, an implementation of a hardware abstraction layer for KDE, XFce and Gnome, based on a proposal by freedesktop.org's founder Havoc Pennington. This will bring the kind of integration to the underlying system that current X11 desktop environments lack."
September 30, 2003