Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/launchd-port.mdwn, revision 1.4

1.1       jmmv        1: [[!template id=project
                      2: 
                      3: title="Port launchd"
                      4: 
                      5: contact="""
                      6: [tech-userlevel](mailto:tech-userlevel@NetBSD.org)
                      7: """
                      8: 
                      9: mentors="""
                     10: [Christos Zoulas](mailto:christos@NetBSD.org)
                     11: """
                     12: 
1.2       jmmv       13: category="userland"
                     14: difficulty="medium"
1.1       jmmv       15: duration="3 months"
                     16: 
                     17: description="""
                     18: [Launchd](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Launchd) is a MacOS/X utility that is used to start and control daemons similar to init(8), but much more powerful. There was an effort to port launchd to FreeBSD, but it seems to be [abandoned](http://wiki.freebsd.org/launchd). We should first investigate what happened to the FreeBSD effort to avoid duplicating work. The port is not trivial because launchd uses a lot of mach features.
1.3       mspo       19: 
                     20: Milestones:
                     21: 
                     22: * report of FreeBSD efforts (past and present)
                     23: * launchd port replacing: init
                     24: * launchd port replacing: rc
                     25: * launchd port compatible with: rc.d scripts
                     26: * launchd port replacing: watchdogd
                     27: 
                     28: 
                     29: Nice to have:
                     30: 
                     31: * launchd port replacing/integrating: inetd
                     32: * launchd port replacing: atd
                     33: * launchd port replacing: crond
                     34: * launchd port replacing: (the rest)
                     35: 
1.1       jmmv       36: """
1.3       mspo       37: 
1.4     ! wiki       38: (noted by edreyfus) A lot of mach functionality were added in COMPAT_MACH (src/sys/compat/mach), which has been removed from cvs, but it could be resurrected. 
        !            39: 
1.1       jmmv       40: ]]
                     41: 
                     42: [[!tag gsoc]]

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