[Ros-talk] Anybody out there?
transami at runbox.com
Sat Dec 20 16:56:28 EST 2003
On Saturday 20 December 2003 10:14 pm, Shasckaw wrote:
> >I'm not even conviced that init scripts written in Ruby are a great
> >idea. On gentoo-dev we once had a discussion about init scripts in
> >Python and people came up with quite interesting arguments. If you want
> >I can go look for this thread.
> I suppose gentoo follow most standards like the init system of SystemV.
> But we can see even further: why not having an init process in ruby? And
> an init tab as a ruby script? And then with the init process you want?
> Let's kick those old scrappy run levels! :)
> More seriously, one of my friend told me about a IBM developer who has
> proposed to use make and makefiles in the init process. He told that
> init process would run 10 times faster, with a more clear way to manage
> the dependencies of the scripts (without all those SXXxxx and KXXxxx).
> With ruby, we could think of using rake instead of make.
rubyx, written by Andrew Walrond has a ruby based init system. And the idea of
using Rake is a VERY interesting one as well. I think it may be a very worthy
endeavor to take rubyx's init system and Rake-ize it. I plan to do the that
to Baker (my build system) once it works fairly well.
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