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parted-2.3 released [stable]

Item posted by Jim Meyering <meyering> on Fri 28 May 2010 07:00:47 PM UTC.

This is to announce parted-2.3, a stable release.
This is mainly a bug-fix release.
Each of the three "feature additions" is small and safe-looking.

Here's its home page:

Thanks to everyone who has been contributing.

Here are the compressed sources:   (2.9MB)   (1.4MB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

To reduce load on the main server, use a mirror listed at:

[*] 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-2.3.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 2.65.70-64f8f
  Automake 1.11a
  Gettext 0.18
  Gnulib v0.0-3955-g8ab5996
  Gperf 3.0.3


* Noteworthy changes in release 2.3 (2010-05-28) [stable]

** New features

  parted now recognizes ATA over Ethernet (AoE) devices

  parted now recognizes Linux Software RAID Arrays

  libparted has a new partition flag to check for diagnostic (aka recovery
  or reserved) partitions: PED_PARTITION_DIAG

** Bug fixes

  When libparted deferenced a /dev/mapper/foo symlink, it would keep the
  resulting /dev/dm-N name and sometimes use it later, even though it
  had since become stale and invalid.  It no longer stores the result
  of dereferencing a /dev/mapper symlink.

  libparted's msdos_partition_is_flag_available function now always reports
  that the "hidden" flag is not available for an extended partition.
  Similarly, msdos_partition_get_flag(p,PED_PARTITION_HIDDEN) always returns 0
  for an extended partition.

  libparted uses a more accurate heuristic to distinguish between
  ext4 and ext3 partitions.

  libparted now properly checks the return value of dm_task_run when
  operating on devicemapper devices.

  allow using ped_device_cache_remove(dev) followed by a (later)
  ped_device_destroy() without corrupting the device cache.

  when creating an ext2 file system[*], Parted no longer creates an
  invalid one when its size is 2TiB or larger.
  [*] Remember, now all FS-creation operations are deprecated in Parted.
  This is not an indicator that we'll be supporting this code.
  On the contrary, it is slated to be removed.

** Changes in behavior

  libparted no longer issues an exception/warning about >512-byte
  sector support being "HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL".  It seems to have matured
  enough to be usable at least with GPT and MSDOS partition tables.

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