Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
Phoronix: Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
Lennart Poettering of systemd and PulseAudio fame has published a lengthy blog post that shares his vision for how he wishes to change how Linux software systems are put together to address a wide variety of issues. The Btrfs file-system and systemd play big roles with his new vision...
Lennart Poettering threads are always interesting spectacles to behold...........
Why doesn't Lennart just build his own distro? It's quite a serious question and would resolve a lot of the bad blood around his work being not-so-warmly-received by users of current distros.
Originally Posted by phoronix
OMG, a proposal for higher-level Linux features that finally involves a modern file system.
If there is one thing I dislike about Linux (having used BeOS way back, btw), it is that while Linux has many fancy file systems, the feature set is mostly unused by higher-level tools as they are apparently designed to run on file systems from the 1980s.
BeOS implemented something similar to what many people today know as Spotlight, Baloo, etc. directly on the file system: No extra caches or indexes. Under BeOS it way easy to tell an individual file that a particular app has to open it – it was saved as extended attribute.
If that proposal would come true, finally a new base line for file systems under Linux would be set and then such BeOS-ish features get implemented as well.
You apparently don't know that he works for Red Hat and therefore already builds his own distro.
Originally Posted by Akdor 1154
Nobody from Debian, Arch, Mageia, etc. has ever been forced to accept code from Red Hat. It's just that those other distributors would then have to work on such technology on their own instead of freeloading Red Hat code which is far more work and probably less fun than flaming on mailing lists.
Debian does not contribute? Debian has shitload of contributors that do pretty awesome work. you probably mean Canonical?
Originally Posted by Awesomeness
inb4 btrfs becomes the required linux filesystem.
want dbus? you need btrfs!
Metastasis... the development of secondary malignant growths at a distance from a primary site of cancer...
No, I meant Debian. Despite all the flaming during the systemd migration debate, NOBODY stood up and announced an alternative project, not even a prototype. Debian was discussing whether to migrate to Red Hat technology (systemd) or to Canonical technology (upstart).
Originally Posted by justmy2cents
The Gentoo devs are not afraid to tackle such tasks (hence OpenRC) but Debian is just a huge crowd of crybabies.