[In the news] Fedora 15 alpha delayed - Btrfs may be default in 16

Rahul Sundaram metherid at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 14:42:33 UTC 2011



"The Fedora project has postponed the release of the first and only
alpha version of Fedora 15, originally scheduled for 1 March, by a week.
This was due, at least in part, to a bug in X Server that occurred in
connection with keyboard layouts for such languages as German or French
and prevented users from successfully logging into GDM. Subsequent
milestones in the release schedule for Fedora 15 remain unaffected at
present, and the final release is still scheduled for 10 May. "

"The fifteenth Fedora release is currently planned to be the first
version that won't require a special boot parameter to be submitted to
the installer in order to format a storage device with the experimental
Btrfs file system. Red Hat employee Josef Bacik, who is heavily involved
in the development of Btrfs, has now proposed on the project's most
important developer mailing list that Btrfs should be made the default
file system in Fedora 16, which is expected in late October or early


More information about the marketing mailing list