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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Surprising,
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 14th May 2010 23:38 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Considering that they don't have anyone actually working on the development of the file system, it seems like that might not be the best idea for them. I don't think anyone else is using it as the default filesystem. If Ubuntu wants to be the stable linux distro, they really shouldn't do that. If they want to be the bleeding edge distro, that contributes significant patches to the upstream providers, then that would be a great idea to have it default.

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RE: Surprising,
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sat 15th May 2010 00:13 in reply to "Surprising, "
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

My guess is that after Canonical heard that MeeGo adopts btrfs as default, they hope that Intel and Nokia do the stabilizing work for them....

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RE[2]: Surprising,
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 15th May 2010 05:22 in reply to "RE: Surprising, "
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I didn't hear about MeeGo adopting it as default. Intel can probably be counted on doing a good job shaking out some bugs, but its not going to be widely tested. There is no MeeGo Market, and there won't be one before the next version of Ubuntu.

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