Szabolcs Szakacsits | 10 Apr 20:34 2011

[ANNOUNCE] Stable NTFS-3G + NTFSPROGS 2011.4.12


We are happy to announce the stable, merged release of ntfsprogs and 

The merged codebase will help to avoid duplicated maintenance of the large, 
complex NTFS codebase, so development can focus on enhanced functionality, 
reliability, and interoperability in the future.

Several alternatives have been considered how to organize the code 
(library, tools, driver). The preferred solution is the simplest way which 
is one large package, like Samba. So, there will be need to install only 
one NTFS package (ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs), not two (ntfsprogs, ntfs-3g).

The code and status is available at

  git clone git://

The package is a compatible, drop-in replacement for both ntfs-3g and 

The package contains the following improvements, changes and fixes:

  ntfs-3g: fixed possible wrong hole size when overwriting compressed data
  ntfs-3g: fixed listxattr() to environments with extended attributes
  ntfs-3g: fixed ENOSPC when making an index non-resident
  ntfs-3g: fixed partial mapping ahead of mapped runlist
  ntfs-3g: enabled forensic mounting (currently same as read-only)
  ntfs-3g: expand an attribute without creating a hole
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Alishams Hassam | 11 Apr 04:37 2011

Fwd: The Long Name

"That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet," but how many times am I gonna have to type this into my terminal? How about changing the name of the merged programs to ntfs-libre (as suggested by Devenne Drege)?

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