Subject: Stable NTFS-3G 1.0!
Date: Wednesday 21st February 2007 02:11:16 UTC (over 10 years ago)
Welcome, I'm glad to announce the release of the first open source, freely available, stable read/write NTFS driver, NTFS-3G 1.0. The driver, released half year ago for beta testing, made vast progress, thanks to ten or even hundreds of thousands testers, early adopters and developers. In consequence of the open communications and positive experiences, NTFS-3G is available for over 60 Linux distributions today, including most major ones. Moreover it was ported to new operating systems like FreeBSD, BeOS, Haiku and Mac OS X, to big-endian and 64-bit computer architectures, and to new CPU's like AMD64, ARM and MIPS. The NTFS-3G README file is copied below which includes some general information. The stable release has no major change to the release candidate released on 7th of February, it's basically the promised rename with document updates. The stable release is available from http://www.ntfs-3g.org The source is yours, enjoy. Szaka INTRODUCTION ============ The ntfs-3g driver is an open source, freely available read/write NTFS driver, which provides safe and fast handling of the Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 and Windows Vista filesystems. Almost the full POSIX filesystem functionality is supported, the major exceptions are changing the file ownerships and the access rights. The purpose of the project is to develop, continuously quality test and support a trustable, featureful and high performance solution for hardware platforms and operating systems whose users need to reliably interoperate with NTFS. Besides this practical goal, the project also aims to explore the limits of the hybrid, kernel/user space filesystem driver approach, performance, reliability and feature richness per invested effort wise. The driver is in STABLE status. The test methods, the test suites used and testimonials can be found on http://www.ntfs-3g.org/quality.html News, support answers, problem submission instructions, support and discussion forums, performance numbers and other information are available on the project web site at http://www.ntfs-3g.org QUICK INSTALLATION ================== Make sure you have the basic Linux development tools and the full FUSE package (http://fuse.sourceforge.net) is already installed correctly on the computer. Then type: ./configure make make install # or 'sudo make install' if you aren't root. USAGE ===== If there was no error during installation then the NTFS volume can be read-write mounted for everybody the following way (unmount the volume if it was already mounted, and replace /dev/hda1 and /mnt/windows, if needed): mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows or ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows You may also need to set the 'locale' option to make file names with national characters visible. Replace the below hu_HU.utf8 with the appropriate setting. mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows -o locale=hu_HU.utf8 Please see the ntfs-3g manual page for more options and examples. You can also make NTFS to be mounted during boot by putting the below line at the __END__ of the /etc/fstab file: /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows ntfs-3g defaults 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Take Surveys. Earn Cash. Influence the Future of IT Join SourceForge.net's Techsay panel and you'll get the chance to share your opinions on IT & business topics through brief surveys-and earn cash http://www.techsay.com/default.php?page=join.php&p=sourceforge&CID=DEVDEV