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: Why?
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sat 15th May 2010 10:11 UTC in reply to "Why?"
Fettarme H-Milch
Member since:
2010-02-16

Why use a default that Grub can't understand?

You make it sound as if that's set in stone. Both are FOSS. Grub2 can be modified to understand Btrfs.
The more important question is: Are Canonical for a change willing to do this by themselves?

Given Canonical's track record, I guess they're waiting for Red Hat to do this in time for them (which already doesn't work out for the Nouveau 3D drivers, because Fedora 14 will be released 1 month after Ubuntu 10.10 and adopting a driver that's even beta by Fedora's bleeding edge standards is not something Canonical will do).

That said, I'm hoping that I get positively surprised by Canonical, though my hopes for that aren't high.

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RE[2]: Why?
by shotsman on Sat 15th May 2010 14:45 in reply to "RE: Why?"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Yeah right.
When did Ubuntu start using Grub 2?
When did Fedora start using Grub 2?
F12 certainly does not.
From a recent LUG problem report, it appears that 9.10 does and it appears that quote a lot of people are really having fun (not) with it.

IMHO (Which might be wrong) it seems that Canonical are a little more 'gun-ho' with stuff that is not quite ready for 'prime time' so to speak than Fedora. Given the higher usage of Ubuntu, I'm not convinced that this is all together a good thing.

I'm hoping the F13 is pretty stable as my guess is that a lot of it will be used in RHEL 6 later this year.
Just my 2p worth on the subject.

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RE[3]: Why?
by Fettarme H-Milch on Sat 15th May 2010 23:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

I'm hoping the F13 is pretty stable as my guess is that a lot of it will be used in RHEL 6 later this year.

RHEL 6 uses Fedora 12 (not 13) as base.

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RE[3]: Why?
by tjh123 on Sun 16th May 2010 06:27 in reply to "RE[2]: Why?"
tjh123 Member since:
2009-05-15

Yeah right.
When did Ubuntu start using Grub 2?

I believe it was Ubuntu 9.10 where Grub 2 was first time default for all new installations.

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