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parted-3.0 released [stable]

Item posted by Jim Meyering <meyering> on Mon 30 May 2011 12:29:29 PM UTC.

This is to announce parted-3.0, a release that removes
the deprecated file-system-manipulation capabilities.
See the NEWS below for a summary of noteworthy changes.

Here is Parted's home page:

For a summary of all changes and contributors, see:;a=shortlog;h=v3.0
or run this command from a git-cloned parted directory:
  git shortlog v2.4..v3.0

To summarize the gnulib-related changes, run these commands
from a git-cloned parted directory:
  git checkout v3.0
  git submodule summary v2.4

Here are the compressed sources:   (2.8MB)   (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-3.0.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 000BEEEE

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.68.68-2105
  Automake 1.11a
  Gettext 0.18.1
  Gnulib v0.0-5386-g3532d15
  Gperf 3.0.4


* Noteworthy changes in release 3.0 (2011-05-30) [stable]

** Bug fixes

  Fix numerous small leaks in both the library and the UI.

** Changes in behavior

  Remove all FS-related (file system-related) sub-commands; these commands
  are no longer recognized because they were all dependent on parted "knowing"
  too much about file system: mkpartfs, mkfs, cp, move, check, resize.
  This change removes not just the user interface bits, but also the
  library functions and nearly all of the underlying FS-munging code.
  The code embedded in Parted by which it knew about those file systems
  was so old, unmaintainable and buggy that while seemingly drastic,
  this change is like removing a gangrenous toe.

  Here is the list of removed functions:


  This change also removes the corresponding function members
  from "struct _PedFileSystemOps":

    clobber open create close check copy resize get_create_constraint
    get_resize_constraint get_copy_constraint

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