Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Apr 2011 20:55 UTC
Linux Yeah, it's the day of double-dippin' today. And, the contradiction couldn't be bigger. In one corner we have one of the oldest and most respected distributions, and in the other corner we have the sometimes controversial but immensely popular relative newcomer. Slackware 13.37 and Ubuntu 11.04 have been released.
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RE[3]: Wayland
by orestes on Fri 29th Apr 2011 03:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wayland"
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It'll likely be in the repos for the next round of distros, for those who want to play around with new tech. I wouldn't expect it to become the default for anything anytime soon. Think more like 3-5 years out barring major pushes to get it done.

To give you perspective on other major projects: BTRFS has been an option in Fedora for years now, since Fedora 10 if not earlier, if nothing major changes it'll finally hit default install status in Fedora 16 6 versions and 3 years later. I wouldn't expect to see more conservative distros pick it up for another version or two after that.

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RE[4]: BtrFS
by jessesmith on Fri 29th Apr 2011 15:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Wayland"
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BtrFS is available in other, non-Fedora, distros as an option. Ubuntu 11.04 has BtrFS support as does Slackware. If you're thinking other distros are going to wait around for Fedora to declare it stable, you're a bit behind the times.

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RE[5]: BtrFS
by orestes on Fri 29th Apr 2011 16:13 in reply to "RE[4]: BtrFS"
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Nothing to do with other distros including it. I just used Fedora as an example because they tend to be among the first of the major distros to adopt these things and I'm most familiar with it's timelines.

The point was that it takes quite a long while for things to mature enough to be considered the default choice.

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