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parted-1.9.0 released [stable]

From: Joel Granados
Subject: parted-1.9.0 released [stable]
Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2009 23:07:44 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

This is to announce parted-1.9.0, a release we're calling "stable",
because we think it's solid enough for general use.

For a summary of changes and contributors, see:;a=shortlog

Thanks to all people who have been testing pre-release, reporting bugs,
contributing code, suggesting enhancements, and answering user
questions on the mailing lists!


Here are the compressed sources:   (2.6MB)   (1.2MB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

[*] You can use either of the above signature files to verify that
the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact.  First,
be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball.
Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify parted-1.9.0.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys B9AB9A16

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.63
  Automake 1.11
  Gnulib v0.0-2287-gfeb2268


* Noteworthy changes in release 1.9.0 (2009-07-23) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  parted now preserves the protective MBR (PMBR) in GPT type labels.\

  gpt_read now uses SizeOfPartitionEntry instead of the size of
  GuidPartitionEntry_t.  This ensures that *all* of the partition
  entries are correctly read.\

  mklabel (interactive mode) now correctly asks for confirmation, when
  replacing an existent label, without outputting an error message.\

  resize now handles FAT16 file systems with a 64k cluster.  This
  configuration is not common, but it is possible.

  parted now ignores devices of the type /dev/md* when probing.  These
  types of devices should be handled by the device-mapper capabilities
  of parted.\

  The parted documentation now describes the differences in the options
  passed to mkpart for the label types.\

** Changes in behavior

  include/parted/beos.h, include/parted/gnu.h and include/parted/linux.h
  have been removed.  The symbols contained in these files (GNUSpecific,
  ped_device_new_from_store, BEOSSpecific, LinuxSpecific,  LINUX_SPECIFIC)
  were moved to the individual files that need them.

  In libparted, the linux-swap "filesystem" types are now called
  "linux-swap(v0)" and "linux-swap(v1)" rather than "linux-swap(old)"
  and "linux-swap(new)" as in parted 1.8, or "linux-swap" as in older
  versions; "old" and "new" generally make poor names, and v1 is the
  only format supported by current Linux kernels. Aliases for all
  previous names are available.

Joel Andres Granados
Brno, Czech Republic, Red Hat.

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