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  Start Me Up: Writing and Understanding OS X StartupItems
Subject:   StartupItems may soon be moot
Date:   2003-11-11 21:02:37
From:   anonymous2
Apple is phasing out the StartupItems mechanism for loading daemons and services and moving to a "load-on-demand" approach that uses a tool called register_mach_bootstrap_servers. Here's the document that gives the details:


System startup: The Boot Process (Bootstrap Daemons section)


http://developer.apple.com/documentation/macosx/Conceptual/BPSystemStartup/Concepts/BootProcess.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20002130/CJBBICAB


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  • StartupItems may soon be moot
    2005-03-08 18:28:05  ylon [View]

    From the looks of it StartupItems will probably not be going away too soon, plus I've read:
    "The documentation fails to mention this, but this facility is for Mach Servers only, and there is no replacement for SystemStarter available."
    from http://www.opendarwin.org/pipermail/darwinports/2003-December/018926.html

    Now whether that is still true, I know not.