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  • Doing Fedora Snapshots/Rollbacks With Btrfs & Snapper

    Phoronix: Doing Fedora Snapshots/Rollbacks With Btrfs & Snapper

    All the way back to Fedora 13 has been work on supporting Btrfs system snapshots / rollbacks using this Linux next-generation file-system's CoW snapshot abilities. Those abilities were tied into a Yum plug-in for making a Btrfs snapshot whenever a Yum transaction would take place. Another alternative for Btrfs system snapshots on Fedora is by using Snapper...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...lbacks-Snapper

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    Snapper, one of the few good things to come out of SUSE in recent times?

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    • #3
      This and libzypp which is also used by Fedora as base for the dnf package manager.
      And continual performance testing of mainline kernels: http://www.csn.ul.ie/~mel/blog/index...e-kernels.html
      And the Open Build Service which can be used by all distributions and even individuals.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
        Snapper, one of the few good things to come out of SUSE in recent times?
        few?
        what about?
        - suse studio
        - obs - used by many distros
        - zypper - the underlying libsolv was adopted by fedora recently for their new yum == dnf
        - openQA - also adopted by fedora recently
        - yast - should be adopted by others...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tomtomme View Post

          few?
          what about?
          - suse studio
          - obs - used by many distros
          - zypper - the underlying libsolv was adopted by fedora recently for their new yum == dnf
          - openQA - also adopted by fedora recently
          - yast - should be adopted by others...
          Please look up the meaning of "recent".

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post

            Please look up the meaning of "recent".
            very helpful comment.

            for me recent means in the last 2 or so years.
            - yast was recently completely rewritten in ruby so that others can start using it and thus got many new modules
            - openQA is about 1 year old since it started with tumbleweed and was very recently adopted by others
            - marvin, the continual performance testing of mainline kernels: http://www.csn.ul.ie/~mel/blog/index...e-kernels.html is from 2015 (thanks niner - that was new to me)
            - OBS is in steady developement since 2006 - do you count new features? the last major release was march 2014
            - libsolv and studio are also a bit older, ok, 2011 and 2009 - but still - they are in steady developement these days and are used by others - don?t you count that?

            now tell me what "your" distro has got out recently for the community?
            Last edited by tomtomme; 07-22-2015, 09:33 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
              - yast was recently completely rewritten in ruby so that others can start using it and thus got many new modules
              No, not completely rewritten. The major work was done by a script that translated the old code base into Ruby.

              Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
              - openQA is about 1 year old since it started with tumbleweed and was very recently adopted by others

              - marvin, the continual performance testing of mainline kernels: http://www.csn.ul.ie/~mel/blog/index...e-kernels.html is from 2015 (thanks niner - that was new to me)
              I wrote "few good things", not "only good thing": I never claimed that Snapper is the only good recent thing by SUSE.
              However it's undeniable that SUSE fired a huge chunk (if not the majority) of its FOSS developers ? esp. in the desktop space ? and decreased its FOSS contributions in general.

              Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
              - OBS is in steady developement since 2006 - do you count new features? the last major release was march 2014
              OBS is great, I use it for all my packaging. It's not new, though.

              Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
              - libsolv and studio are also a bit older, ok, 2011 and 2009 - but still - they are in steady developement these days and are used by others - don?t you count that?
              No, I don't count maintaining older software. libsolv is great but also already 8 years old. SUSE Studio is proprietary, so fuck it.

              Originally posted by tomtomme View Post
              now tell me what "your" distro has got out recently for the community?
              http://cockpit-project.org/
              http://www.h-online.com/open/news/it...e-1895373.html
              http://www.ovirt.org/oVirt_Wiki:Gene...mer#Trademarks
              http://www.projectatomic.io/
              https://grulja.wordpress.com/2015/02...gement-in-kde/
              Pretty much every newer Gnome project these days (e.g. https://github.com/GNOME/gnome-boxes...ster/copyright , https://github.com/GNOME/gnome-logs/...c/gl-journal.c , https://github.com/GNOME/gnome-maps/...application.js ,?)
              and so on and so forth?

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