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Re: libntfs for Parted new feature

From: Szakacsits Szabolcs
Subject: Re: libntfs for Parted new feature
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 22:04:10 +0100 (MET)

Hello Everybody,

On Wed, 21 Jan 2004, Bluefuture wrote:

> Flatcap (ntfs tools developer) is working on migrating the ntfs tools
> (including ntfsresize) to a usable library:

Great news! :) 

However, are you working on ntfsresize right now? Unfortunately I'm afraid
it would be a waste of time. The latest version, capable of relocating
anything, is pretty different -- and it seems it's quite stable also, no
bugs found during the last two months alpha/beta testing.

If it's needed right now, I commit it to the devel tree immediately.

I still have 30+ minor issues to work on in the near(?) future, some of
them is also needed if one wants to move the code to libntfs, e.g. getting
rid of the 2 global variables, replace many safe exit() points to
functions without losing potentially useful info in error conditions, etc.

Current ntfsresize priorities/plan (subject to change any time :)

    1. getting out a public beta

    2. writing/creating more test scripts, cases for the reason adding
       support for some rare resize scenarios left.

    3. some minor, premature optimizations needed thus some of the
       extensive test scripts will be able to finish in a reasonable 
       time. BTW, if one knows a fast and stable versioning filesystem 
       for Linux, please let me know.

    4. go on with the 30+ enhancements left.

    5. help Parted integration _if_ I find Parted is back alive (aka
       make sense).


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