- upstart-local-bridge: New bridge for starting jobs on local socket connections.
- upstart-dconf-bridge: New bridge for Session Inits to react to dconf/gsettings changes.
- upstart-dbus-bridge: New '--bus-name' option to allow bus name variable to be included in dbus-event(7).
- New "reload signal" stanza to allow jobs to specify a custom signal that will be sent to the main process (rather than the default SIGHUP).
- Inclusion of Session Init sample jobs.
- Re-exec fixes for handling chroot sessions.
- Shutdown fix for Session Inits.
- New python3 module and accompanying integration test suite for testing Upstart running as PID 1 and as a Session Init (privileged and non-privileged).
The Upstart cookbook has been updated for this release.