Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th May 2010 22:23 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu "UDS is over! And in the customary wrap-up I stood up and told the audience what the Foundations team have been discussing all week. One of the items is almost certainly going to get a little bit of publicity. We are going to be doing the work to have btrfs as an installation option, and we have not ruled out making it the default. I do stress the emphasis of that statement, a number of things would have to be true for us to take that decision."
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RE[4]: Great!
by Rahul on Sat 15th May 2010 17:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Great!"
Rahul
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Since you mentioned Fedora, I would like to note a few things:

* Upstream does get affected if a downstream patches something badly and bug reports get filed upstream. This is a common problem and patches needs to be avoided as much as possible unless you have the expertise to do them properly and carefully.

http://www.happyassassin.net/2010/04/27/when-qa-works-x-org-and-mem...

* A major distribution that relies on support and services to make money need to be strong upstream developers or atleast get enough staff to fix problems rather than try to offload it to another distribution

http://airlied.livejournal.com/72817.html

* Fedora's standpoint of having a published release criteria and the willingness to postpone releases if the blocker bugs are not fixed does affect the quality of the release although delays should be avoided when possible to do so.

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