So we're stuck with either "impossible object" or "ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag".
Naming is hard, but it's not *that* hard.
You don't have much experience with data storage management, do you ? It makes much more sense in context.
Um, I don't think that is very likely:
It is based on the blivet storage management library:
Which is also used by the Anaconda Fedore/Red Hat Enterprise Linux installer:
And Open LMI:
But it might indeed use libparted to create the actual partitions.
"The need of a new partition manager stems from the fact that none of the existing GUI partitioning tools supports all modern storage technologies"
Does the backend -and kickstart, support all those "modern storage technologies"?
That's the important part. For a GUI-based installation, the ability to format -and install into, a single root partition is good enough for me.
Yes - the blivet storage management library supports alsmost any existing data storage technology you can come up with and then some more. Thats the reason why Blivet GUI came to be - the functionality is already there, it just needs to be exposed by a graphical user interface.
This is an email from Lennart Poettering to the Fedora Devel list dissing the Blivet GUI project due to implementation details:
So Lennart Poettering actually really is involved, but in a rather different way than you would expect.
Actually, I remember reading an English language "how to handle a Soyuz capsule landing in your backyard" manual, IIRC it was published somewhere on nasaspaceflight . It was written in such a manner that it could be given out to local administration, should the capsule land in an unplanned area by accident.
Nevertheless, it was quite an interesting read - how to help the cosmonauts open the capsule with a special wrench mounted on the outside of the capsule, to watch out for automatically deployed boom antennas, etc.
Looks like the manual is also included in this article: http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewnews.html?id=815