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From: Szakacsits Szabolcs <szaka-etPT3ZpR6ySHXe+LvDLADg <at> public.gmane.org>
Subject: ntfs-3g-1.411-RC
Newsgroups: gmane.comp.file-systems.ntfs-3g.devel
Date: Wednesday 11th April 2007 05:35:46 UTC (over 10 years ago)
Hello,

The driving force of the ntfs-3g development is to provide maximum 
reliability, and is led by user requests to solve the most often reported 
or critical problems and wishes. This release candidate isn't different.

One of the most frequently reported problems was when mount is denied 
because the NTFS journal file is unclean. For example when Windows crashes.

Solution could be to boot Windows or plug the disk to another one but this 
is not always possible, for instance if Windows stopped booting and another

Windows is not available. Linux is often used for recovery and rescue 
purposes in such situations. Ntfsfix can be used to clean the journal file 
but some distributions ship too old version which don't work, moreover 
stable ntfsfix releases make Vista unbootable. Hence ntfs-3g will do the 
needed work, Vista safe, if the --force option is used.

There were several mysterious bug reports which turned out to be due to 
ntfs-3g being used accidently with old libntfs-3g. This is dangerous 
because users believe they use the latest release which is not true. So 
the library is versioned from now on (as it always should have been) and 
ntfs-3g won't start if there is an incompatible, unsupported mismatch with 
the library.

This release also fixes some of the portability problems non-Linux users 
most often noted.

Major visible changes:

  o  new: read-write mount is supported using the "force" mount option if
     the logfile is unclean
  o  new: libntfs-3g is versioned
  o  fix: default ownership of files weren't always set to the mounting
user
  o  fix: mount was denied if $MFTMirr had non-standard size
  o  fix: catch and deny all junction/reparse point write operations
  o  fix: multiply -o options weren't allowed (FreeBSD's mount(8) requires)
  o  fix: don't try to run Linux specific code on non-Linux OSes

The release candidate is available at

    http://ntfs-3g.org/

If no objections then the stable release can be expected earliest at the 
end of this week.

Contributors to this release were Laszlo Dvornik, Dmitri Tarasov, Karim 
Abou-Moustafa, Dominique L Bouix, Stacman, Miklos Szeredi, Jochen Schmitt, 
Aniruddha Shankar, and Marvin.

Enjoy,
	Szaka

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