|Original author(s)||Jimmy Wennlund|
|Initial release||March 16, 2005|
2.6.10 / March 24, 2007
|License||GNU General Public License|
Initng is a full replacement of the UNIX System V init, the first process spawned by the kernel in Unix-like computer operating systems, which is responsible for the initialization of every other process. Initng's website calls initng "The next generation init system".
Many implementations of init (including Sysvinit used in many Linux distributions) start processes in a pre-determined order, and only start a process once the previous process finishes its initialization.
Initng starts a process as soon as all of its dependencies are met. It can start several processes in parallel. Initng is designed to significantly increase the speed of booting a Unix-compatible system by starting processes asynchronously. Initng's supporters claim that it also gives the user more statistics and control over the system.
It was created by Jimmy Wennlund. The current maintainer and project lead is Ismael Luceno.
In Linux Format's Issue 72, on November 2005, InitNG received the Hottest Pick Award.