On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM Michael Catanzaro <mcatanz...@gnome.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 10:26 am, Stephen Gallagher
> <sgall...@redhat.com> wrote:
> > For the record, as this directly affects the Workstation deliverable,
> > I will be voting -1 until and unless the Workstation WG votes in
> > favor.
> >
> > Yes, it's a large set of Change owners, but since only two of them are
> > Workstation WG members, they are not representative of that group.
> Workstation WG hat on:
> I don't think there's any need to vote -1 for that reason alone. The
> Workstation WG has discussed the change proposal at several meetings
> recently (really, we've spent a long time on this), and frankly we were
> not making a ton of progress towards reaching a decision either way, so
> going forward with the change proposal and moving the discussion to
> devel@ to get feedback from a wider audience and from FESCo seemed like
> a good idea. Most likely, we'll wind up doing whatever FESCo chooses
> here, but unless FESCo were to explicitly indicate intent to override
> the Workstation WG, we would not consider a FESCo decision to limit
> what the Workstation WG can do with the Workstation product. At least,
> my understanding of the power structure FESCo has established is that
> the WG can make product-specific decisions that differ from FESCo's
> decisions whenever we want, unless FESCo says otherwise (because FESCo
> always has final say). That is, if FESCo were to approve btrfs by
> default, but Workstation WG were to vote to stick with ext4, then we
> would stick with ext4 unless FESCo were to say "no really, you need to
> switch to btfs" (which I highly doubt would happen). So I don't see any
> reason to vote -1 here out of concern for overriding the WG.

As I said earlier when I brought up the kernel stance on this, I very
much consider this a Workstation WG decision.   If the Workstation WG
can not come to a consensus, I don't think it should be on FESCo to
force one.  It is not like what is there now is broken.  Going from
EXT4 to BTRFS or any other file system is a series of trade offs. You
gain some features, you lose some features.  I would recommend that
FESCo not take this up until the Workstation WG can come to a

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