Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Aug 2011 03:55 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Red Hat The Fedora developers have decided that Fedora 16 will not use Btrfs by default. The announcement was made by Josef Bacik, Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat. Instead the switch to Btrfs filesystem has now been postponed to Fedora 17.
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No problem
by sukru on Fri 12th Aug 2011 06:17 UTC
sukru
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2006-11-19

I have hope that they will manage it in the next release.

Fedora has been the best way for new open source experiments to shine in the last years (Gnome 3, SELinux, and many others), thus I believe they will not abandon brtfs, and keep pushing it mainstream.

Good work!

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RE: No problem
by MORB on Fri 12th Aug 2011 07:34 in reply to "No problem"
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2005-07-06

Josef Bacik is one of the main developers of btrfs, so it's definitely unlikely they'll abandon it.

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RE: No problem
by Sabz on Fri 12th Aug 2011 11:07 in reply to "No problem"
Sabz Member since:
2005-07-07

I have hope that they will manage it in the next release.

Fedora has been the best way for new open source experiments to shine in the last years (Gnome 3, SELinux, and many others), thus I believe they will not abandon btrfs, and keep pushing it mainstream.

Good work!

why would fedora or any Distro abandon a new File System when they can gain from this new File System. have you actually read the Benefits of BTRFS compared to EXT4 ?

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RE[2]: No problem
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 12th Aug 2011 21:57 in reply to "RE: No problem"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Probably they would abandon it for the same reasons as Reiser. Lack of maintinence.

Or those of Microsoft abandoning WinFS: poor performance, with little hope of improvement after years of trying.

Don't get me wrong, by all accounts Btrfs is awesome. But, anything can look great in the design phase.

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