ICantBelieveItsNotBtr

Who says kernel developers don’t have a sense of humour? Pass the above to the installer and you’ll have the option of Fedora onto Btrfs, the linux file system of the future. Probably. I love/miss Volume Shadow Copy on Windows so am looking forward to something similar on Fedora.

Edit: Several people have pointed out this is an anaconda option, not a kernel one. Though I did point out that this was being passed to the installer, not the kernel.

Other nice Fedora 11 stuff will (hopefully) be OpenChange, which I’ve been itching to try for a while and um, Git 1.6.1.1. Well I did blog about this before I guess.

In other news Jakub, maintainer of GCC in Fedora, made a brilliant post to Fedora-devel. Its great to see maintainers doing this rather than dropping the bombshell and watching the fallout. Its also great to see quick follow-ups to rebuild problems people encounter. Sure, GCC is pretty core stuff but its still good to see its in such safe hands.

As for the removal of Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to restart X, I’m slightly bemused. I don’t have to use it very often (and perhaps its doesn’t address the underlying issue of _why_ I needed to restart X) but it is helpful and I’ve yet to see a proper reason for this change.

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3 thoughts on “ICantBelieveItsNotBtr

  1. ‘icantbelieveitsnotbtr’ is actually a command line option passed to anaconda, not the kernel. We did that in anaconda for now so that people have to explicitly enable it during installation.

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