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'Serel' adds synchronisation and integrity-checking to the operating system "service startup" phase, allowing a computer's services to start in parallel. Without parallelism, "service startup" is typically the most time-consuming part of the boot process. Serel's visualisation features let you see inside the boot process. When a computer boots with serel, it generates a log file that includes the services that started, how long each one ran, and how they depend on one another at boot-time. "The software includes dependency information for a wide range of common services.


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Download version 0.3.4 (beta)
released on 5 August 2002

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GPLv2Janet Casey2 July 2002

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Leni Mayo Maintainer

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Required to use glib
Required to build glib
Weak prerequisite Redland (

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 16 January 2017.


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