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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Great!
by Fettarme H-Milch on Fri 14th May 2010 23:37 UTC
Fettarme H-Milch
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2010-02-16

Does this mean that Canonical is getting involved into btrfs development to make it stable in time?

No?

Who would've guessed that....

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RE: Great!
by Tuishimi on Sat 15th May 2010 03:14 in reply to "Great!"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

:D

Edited 2010-05-15 03:14 UTC

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RE: Great!
by aaronb on Sat 15th May 2010 10:32 in reply to "Great!"
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2005-07-06

Who would've guessed that....
....more users testing btrfs would be a terrible hindrance to development!?

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RE[2]: Great!
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sat 15th May 2010 11:12 in reply to "RE: Great!"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

more users testing btrfs would be a terrible hindrance to development!?

So your counter-argument to the fact that Canonical is not willing to do actual programming work on btrfs is that it's a good thing that Josef Bacik from Red Hat and Chris Mason from Oracle are now supposed to be obligated to waste their time searching through Launchpad for bugs in Ubuntu's implementation in btrfs?

Considering that Canonical was not able to properly back-port a Fedora Xorg patch for GLX 1.4 (causing a massive memory leak that affected neither upstream Xorg, nor Fedora) and needed to break the feature freeze by reverting to GLX 1.2 in the late RC phase of Ubuntu 10.04, I guess the work of the geniuses at Canonical causes more headaches to upstream devs than "more testers" are worth it....

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RE: Great!
by unoengborg on Sat 15th May 2010 21:02 in reply to "Great!"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

Does this mean that Canonical is getting involved into btrfs development to make it stable in time?

No?

Who would've guessed that....


There are more ways to contribute to Linux than to actually write code. People who send bug reports contribute, people who have ideas on how improve usability contributes, people who help with marketing contribute.

Canonical have done, and still do a lot marketing for Ubuntu and thereby Linux in general. Accusing them for not contributing enough is uncalled for. Leave the marketing to Canonical, and let the coding be done by the coding experts.

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