BTRFS + Gnome

"Jóhann B. Guðmundsson" johannbg at
Wed Jun 8 15:39:32 UTC 2011

On 06/08/2011 03:10 PM, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> The first question to answer here would be what 'proper' support would
> mean. It is certainly supported as a 'plain old filesystem' ie you can
> format your partition as btrfs partition, and the desktop will be able
> to use them just like any other filesystem. Which is probably good
> enough for the initial rollout.

Something along those line is what I had in mind.

User plugs in a btrfs disk and it get's mounted and users can 
create/copy/delete files without problem.
various applications/tools support and can assist the end user should he 
hit a failing disk and or failing partitions
encrypting a btrfs partition works etc.

Basically not a full btrfs feature rich application support such as 
snapshoting etc.. just normal novice end user day to day actions that 
involves mounting external drives which have btrfs on them and 
create/copy/delete files and any tools that aid him in rescue/recover 
failing drives that he might encounter.


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