Jeremy Portzer wrote:
But you have to be realistic about configuration tools. If you are looking for a vast increase in the number of options, and thus the complexity, of basic things like filesystems, there will be an exponential increase in the codebase necessary for configuration tools. There are only limited resources available. As linuxconf demonstrated, you have to be REALLY good at writing configuration tools, or you end up with a big mess.
Have you looked at anaconda code? It _already_ contains code to handle the requested filesystems, unless it was recently ripped out. The GUI just hides that fact from the end user.
Why bother putting it in if you are going to hide it?