Release: NTFS-3G + NTFSPROGS 2012.1.15

Greetings,

We are happy to announce the next stable release of NTFS-3G and ntfsprogs.

The source code is available at

git clone git://ntfs-3g.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/ntfs-3g/ntfs-3g

The package contains the following improvements, changes and fixes:

  • ntfs-3g: fixed device path canonicalization for use by devmapper
  • ntfs-3g: fixed setting DOS names when defined with lower-case chars
  • ntfs-3g: fixed attribute flags controlling recursive writes
  • ntfs-3g: fixed compilation on OpenIndiana
  • ntfs-3g: fixed options parsing on OSes with no extended attributes
  • ntfs-3g: fixed relatime as a default mount option
  • ntfs-3g: fixed endless recursion when MFT extents are described by themselves
  • ntfs-3g: fixed the description of inherit option
  • ntfs-3g: fixed overwriting a truncated file
  • ntfs-3g: fixed truncation of DOS file names (12 ntfschars, not 12 utf8 chars)
  • ntfs-3g: fixed the setting of attributes by secaudit (index not synced)
  • ntfs-3g: faster compression
  • ntfs-3g: new option delay_mtime to delay updates of mtime+ctime
  • ntfsfix: new option -d to clear the dirty flag if fix is successful
  • ntfsfix: fixed volume dirty flag test
  • ntfsfix: new option to clear the list of bad sectors
  • ntfsfix: fixed compilation on Sparc
  • ntfsfix: fixed a bug causing a segmentation violation
  • ntfsfix: repair self-located MFT data bug
  • ntfscp: fix free space calculation
  • ntfscp: support compression
  • ntfsresize: implemented expanding runlists
  • ntfsresize: updated the description of the -f option
  • ntfsresize: expand an NTFS volume downwards
  • ntfsclone: backup bootsector not be to accounted for
  • ntfsclone: creating/restoring a metadata image
  • ntfsundelete: try to recover the file name when undeleting
  • ntfsundelete: use inode number to name unnamed files
  • ntfswipe: Big endian and other fixes
  • secaudit: prefixed owner and group SID in ACL display
  • library: fixed big cluster support using 4kB sector disk
  • library: fixed huge data writes
  • library: use transparent compression by default
  • library: fixed several bad returns in error conditions
  • library: enabled getting the sector size on FreeBSD and MacOSX
  • build: fixed "make libs" to only build libraries

The stable release is available at

http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/

Many thanks to Jean-Pierre Andre, Erik Larsson and many other contributors!

Tuxera Open Source Team


SDA General Assembly, Apr 15-16, 2011, Budapest, Hungary

Tuxera is participating at SD Association’s General Assembly, hosted at the “Heart of Europe”. Due to the high quality multimedia boom, the number of the exFAT formatted SDXC capable consumer electronics is rapidly increasing. Tuxera is one of the leaders on the field with the Tuxera exFAT solution on Android, MeeGo, Linux, QNX, and other platforms. See you in Beautiful Budapest!

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Release: NTFS-3G + NTFSPROGS 2011.4.12

Greetings,

We are happy to announce the stable, merged release of ntfsprogs and NTFS-3G.

The merged codebase will help to avoid duplicated maintenance of the large, complex NTFS codebase, so development can focus on enhanced unctionality,
reliability, and interoperability in the future.

Several alternatives have been considered how to organize the code (library, tools, driver). The preferred solution is the simplest way which is one large package, like Samba. So, there will be need to install only one NTFS package (ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs), not two (ntfsprogs, ntfs-3g).

The code and status is available at

git clone git://ntfs-3g.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/ntfs-3g/ntfs-3g_ntfsprogs

The new package is a compatible, drop-in replacement for both ntfs-3g and ntfsprogs.

The package contains the following improvements, changes and fixes:

  • ntfs-3g: fixed possible wrong hole size when overwriting compressed data.
  • ntfs-3g: fixed listxattr() to environments with extended attributes.
  • ntfs-3g: fixed ENOSPC when making an index non-resident.
  • ntfs-3g: fixed partial mapping ahead of mapped runlist.
  • ntfs-3g: enabled forensic mounting (currently same as read-only).
  • ntfs-3g: expand an attribute without creating a hole.
  • ntfs-3g: improved appending data to a long hole.
  • ntfs-3g: deny direct modifications to metadata files.
  • ntfs-3g: option 'acl' to request the use of Posix ACLs.
  • ntfsclone: fixed reading old big-endian ntfsclone images.
  • ntfsclone: avoided writing beyond allocated variable.
  • ntfsclone: close volume and cleanup when exiting.
  • ntfsclone: new option not to clear the timestamps.
  • ntfsclone: sync created image before remounting.
  • ntfsclone: use a stream to produce aligned writes during image creation.
  • ntfsinfo: display times in UTC.
  • mkntfs: don't store full bitmap and logfile in memory.
  • mkntfs: set a volume UUID if option -U.
  • mkntfs: fixed $MFT allocated size.
  • mkntfs: fixed allocated size of resident unnamed data.
  • ntfsfix: new option -n for no action.
  • ntfsfix: try alternate boot sector if cannot start up.
  • ntfsfix: check and fix the upcase table.
  • ntfsfix: try to fix file systems with incorrect size.
  • ntfsundelete: fixed a segfault.
  • ntfsresize: new option --info-mb-only.
  • ntfsresize: new option --check.

The release candidate is available at

http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/

Many thanks to Jean-Pierre Andre and Erik Larsson to make this happen!

Tuxera Open Source Team


Release: NTFS-3G 2011.1.15

Greetings,

The new stable NTFS-3G release contains the following improvements, changes and fixes:

  • New: implemented fsync() and fsyncdir().
  • New: implemented the 'sync' mount option.
  • New: sanity check upcase table.
  • New: added a big-endian extended attribute name for attrib and times.
  • New: added an extended attribute name for creation time.
  • New: enable renaming of system extended attributes.
  • Change: improved appending data to fragmented files.
  • Change: improved rebuilding a runlist.
  • Change: improved comparing filename on big-endian CPUs.
  • Fixed stat(2) for system files with no data.
  • Fixed alignment on cached structures.
  • Fixed Posix ACLs for big-endian CPUs.
  • Fixed deleting files using ignore_case option.
  • Fixed allocated size when an attribute update causes unnamed data to be expelled.

The latest release of the software is available at http://www.tuxera.com/

Enjoy!

Tuxera Open Source Team


Tuxera and Mentor Graphics Partner to Add exFAT and NTFS Support for Nucleus OS; Extend Android and Linux Leadership

Tuxera and Mentor Graphics Partner to Add exFAT and NTFS Support for Nucleus OS; Extend Android and Linux Leadership
Brings File System Interoperability to Mentor Embedded ReadyStart Platform

SUNNYVALE, CA – November 3, 2010 – Tuxera Inc., the leading provider of Windows-compatible file systems for Android, Linux, Mac and other platforms, announced today a partnership agreement with Mentor Graphics, a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions. Tuxera also announced Tuxera exFAT and NTFS for the Mentor® Embedded ReadyStart™ Multi OS platform that runs on Nucleus® OS as well as Android and Linux. The ReadyStart platform comprises integrated software IP, tools, and services targeting specific hardware boards and SoCs.

Tuxera NTFS and exFAT offer the first-choice file system interoperability solutions for embedded designers. The partnership allows Mentor Graphics customers to use Tuxera's mature file system technology throughout the design process with seamless platform integration, helping to minimize performance and reliability risks. Although Mentor’s Nucleus FILE product could be used for these applications, the exFAT product is ideally suited to manage extremely large files. To maximize the benefits, Tuxera also provides a comprehensive set of file system tools including format, file system check and repair. Tuxera's solutions are widely deployed in consumer electronics, mobile, medical, aviation and automotive industries.

"We chose Tuxera for their recognized file system leadership and commitment to innovate market leading solutions for the highly competitive embedded system markets," stated Glenn Perry, General Manager, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. "By combining Tuxera's file system solutions with the expansive features of Mentor Graphics Nucleus OS, Android and Linux offerings, device manufacturers can deliver the latest functionality for mass market deployment in less time and cost.”

"We see the partnership with Mentor Graphics a great match. The Nucleus OS is the world's most popular real-time operating system and Tuxera's NTFS and exFAT are the most popular modern interoperable file system solutions,” noted Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO. “Mentor Graphics investments and commitment on Android and Linux fit perfectly with our vision on the increasing need for commercial file system solutions for open source platforms "Mentor Graphics' recognized operating system competence and embedded leadership solidify Tuxera's position as the established market leader in file system interoperability."

For the availability of Tuxera NTFS and exFAT for Nucleus OS, Android, Linux and the Mentor Embedded ReadyStart platform please contact sales@tuxera.com.

About Tuxera
Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across devices. With Tuxera file systems inside, users experience plug and play interoperability with their laptops, digital cameras, set-top-boxes, mobile phones and other consumer electronics. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera’s industry-standard NTFS and exFAT solutions for Android, Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have over 30 million installations. Close collaboration with Microsoft ensures reliable compatibility and helps Tuxera to set the standard in high-performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. Tuxera’s customers include leading hardware, software, and consumer electronics companies. For more information, please visit www.tuxera.com.

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the world's most successful electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $800 million. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. To learn more, please visit www.mentor.com.

Tuxera Contact:
Mikko Valimaki
408.335.7366
info@tuxera.com

or

Mentor Graphics Contact:
Sonia Harrison
503.685.1165
sonia_harrison@mentor.com


Release: NTFS-3G 2010.10.2

Greetings,

The new stable NTFS-3G release contains the following minor bug fixes:

  • Fixed filename encoding when standard functions are not available.
  • Fixed checking mounted device status on some non-Linux platforms.
  • Fixed mounting with SELinux context.
  • Fixed -n and –no-mtab mount option handling, needed by automount.
  • Improved consistency checks of POSIX ACLs.
  • NTFS-3G manual update.

The latest release of the software is available at http://www.tuxera.com/

Enjoy!

Tuxera Open Source Team


Tuxera Extends exFAT and NTFS Support to QNX Neutrino RTOS

Tuxera releases Tuxera exFAT file system for the QNX Neutrino RTOS, bringing SDXC compatibility to the automotive industry.

HELSINKI, FINLAND - September 22, 2010 - Tuxera Inc., the leading provider of interoperable exFAT and NTFS file systems, today announced that it has ported its exFAT and NTFS file systems to QNX Software Systems Co.'s QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, the leading operating system for in-car infotainment and telematics systems.

Tuxera also announced that the read-write Tuxera exFAT file system for the QNX Neutrino RTOS is now available for immediate deployment. Tuxera NTFS for the QNX Neutrino RTOS was released previously.

Tuxera's interoperable file system solutions bring seamless plug-and-play interoperability to demanding audio and video applications. For example, in the automotive industry, manufacturers are adding USB and SD memory card interfaces to infotainment systems. NTFS support is needed if a consumer wants to plug in a portable Windows-formatted hard drive over USB. And exFAT support is needed if a consumer wants to plug in a next-generation SDXC memory card that is 64GB or higher.

"This initiative allows customers using the QNX Neutrino RTOS to read and write exFAT and NTFS formatted drives safely and effectively," said Mikko Valimäki, Tuxera CEO. "QNX Software Systems' customers are among the first to have the option to utilize Tuxera's field-tested and high-performance interoperable file system solutions - with less time, cost, and hassle."

"Device connectivity and interoperability are key requirements for the in-vehicle systems that our automotive customers are implementing today and developing for the future," said Leo Forget, product manager at QNX Software Systems. "Tuxera's offering is a valuable addition to QNX Software Systems' automotive ecosystem and its expertise in exFAT technology is a key component that enables us to provide a best-of-breed solution to our automotive customers."

Tuxera NTFS and exFAT for the QNX Neutrino RTOS are now available for evaluation. Please contact sales@tuxera.com for more details.

About Tuxera
Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across devices. With Tuxera file systems inside, users experience plug and play interoperability with their laptops, digital cameras, set-top-boxes, mobile phones and other consumer electronics. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera's industry-standard NTFS and exFAT solutions for Linux, Android, Mac OS X and other platforms have over 30 million installations. Close collaboration with Microsoft ensures reliable compatibility and helps Tuxera to set the standard in high-performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. Tuxera's customers include leading hardware, software, and consumer electronics companies. For more information, please visit www.tuxera.com.

About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Co., a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM; TSX:RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for the embedded systems market. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, vehicle telematics units, industrial control systems, medical instruments, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Co. is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

Tuxera Contact:
Mikko Välimäki
Tuxera Inc.
+358 (0)50 598 0498
info@tuxera.com

QNX Contact:
Paul Leroux
QNX Software Systems Co.
+1 613 591-0931
paull@qnx.com

QNX, Momentics, Neutrino, Aviage, Photon and Photon microGUI are trademarks of QNX Software Systems GmbH & Co. KG, which are registered trademarks and/or used in certain jurisdictions, and are used under license by QNX Software Systems Co. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.


Release: NTFS-3G 2010.8.8

Greetings,

The new, stable NTFS-3G release contains the following major functionality improvements, changes and bug fixes:

  • New: Full, transparent, read-write compression support.
  • New: Two new mount options: compression and nocompression (default).
  • New: Introduced windows_names mount option to enforce only Windows names.
  • Change: Re-enabled compression in root directory.
  • Change: Reversed default for showing/hiding hidden files.
  • Change: Redefined default user mapping.
  • Change: Marked files whose name has a dot initial as “hidden” if option hide_dot_files is used.
  • Change: Renamed option default_permissions to permissions.
  • Fixed use of utimensat() with external fuse older than 2.8.
  • Fixed a hang when reading a corrupt compressed file.
  • Fixed a possible crash when creating a stream.
  • Fixed all reported and found compressed write related bugs.
  • Fixed partially overwriting sparse clusters on highly fragmented volumes.
  • Fixed checking write errors in setxattr().
  • Fixed processing end of partial runlist for compressed files.
  • Fixed updating file compressed sizes.
  • Fixed checking the device mount state.
  • Fixed processing of options silent and no_def_opts.
  • Fixed excessive cluster allocation within big holes.
  • Fixed creating empty encrypted extended attributes.
  • Fixed too permissive sanity check before compressing.
  • Fixed error returns when writing compressed data.
  • Fixed sanity checked when closing a compressed file.
  • Fixed zeroing the end of an ex-hole cluster of compressed files.
  • Improved sanity checks on security descriptors.

The latest release of the software is available at http://www.tuxera.com/

Enjoy!

Tuxera Open Source Team


Tuxera NTFS for Windows CE Released

Fully-Featured Port of the Industry-Standard NTFS Solution Immediately Available for CE 6.0 Deployments

SUNNYVALE, CA, July 3, 2010 — Tuxera has today released Tuxera NTFS for Windows CE. The new platform port is based on Tuxera's widely deployed and portable code base with millions of installations in productions use. Tuxera NTFS is distributed to first customers on Windows CE 6.0 for evaluation and product integration.

Tuxera CTO Szabolcs Szakacsits said: "We are proud to strengthen Tuxera's leadership role in the NTFS market by a fully-functional read-write port to yet another important platform. Tuxera's focus on reliable and portable codebase with many millions of deployments ensures customers can trust on Tuxera when it comes to interoperable file systems."

"The feedback from the first Windows CE customers has been very positive," Tuxera CEO Mikko Välimäki continued. "NTFS is today the first solution for most interoperable file system uses. I am thus happy to confirm Tuxera's entry to the embedded Windows ecosystem is long-term. We will follow the news today with more Windows CE and Embedded announcements in the near future."

See also: Tuxera NTFS for Windows CE Announced. Targets Especially In-vehicle Infotainment Systems. http://www.tuxera.com/about-us/news/1603/

For further information:

Mikko Välimäki, CEO, Tuxera
Tel. +358-50-598-0498
email: mikko at tuxera dot com

About Tuxera. Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across devices. With Tuxera file systems inside, users experience plug and play interoperability with their laptops, digital cameras, set-top-boxes, mobile phones, and other consumer electronics. Building on the success of open source, Tuxera's industry-standard NTFS and exFAT solutions for Linux, Mac OS X, and other platforms have over 30 million installations. Close collaboration with Microsoft ensures reliable compatibility and helps Tuxera to set the standard in high-performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. Tuxera's customers include leading hardware, software, and consumer electronics companies. For more information, please visit www.tuxera.com.


New NTFS-3G & Tuxera NTFS Releases

Greetings,

This time Tuxera has record number of software releases! The topics:

  • Stable NTFS-3G 2010.5.22
  • NTFS-3G 2010.6.31-RC Release Candidate
  • NTFS-3G for Mac 2010.5.22
  • Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2010.6-RC Release Candidate

The stable NTFS-3G 2010.5.22 release is a minor update which addresses creating the missing usermap and secaudit utilities.

The software is available at

http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/

The new NTFS-3G 2010.6.31-RC release candidate contains exciting, major improvements, and the below changes and fixes:

  • New: Full, transparent, read-write compression support.
  • New: Two new mount options: compression and nocompression (default).
  • New: Introduced windows_names mount option to enforce only Windows names.
  • Change: Re-enabled compression in root directory.
  • Change: Reversed default for showing/hiding hidden files.
  • Change: Redefined default user mapping.
  • Change: Marked files whose name has a dot initial as “hidden” if option hide_dot_files is used.
  • Change: Renamed option default_permissions to permissions.
  • Fixed use of utimensat() with external fuse older than 2.8.
  • Fixed a hang when reading a corrupt compressed file.
  • Fixed a possible crash when creating a stream.
  • Fixed all reported and found compressed write related bugs.

Download it from the below web page

http://www.tuxera.com/community/ntfs-3g-download/

The long awaited NTFS-3G for Mac 2010.5.22 is also here. Changes since the last release:

  • Everything which is included in stable NTFS-3G 2010.5.22.
  • Fix: NTFS-3G for Mac could "hijack" non-NTFS volumes in extremely rare cases, leaving them unmountable until NTFS-3g for Mac was disabled.
  • Fix: The NTFS-3G for Mac preference pane will no longer leave zombie processes behind.

For more information please see

http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/2010/06/ntfs-3g-for-mac-os-x-2010522.html

The latest release candidate of Tuxera NTFS for Mac, our high-performance commercial NTFS driver is out as well.

Changes since Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2010.1:

  • Extended attribute support. Tuxera NTFS for Mac now supports storing Mac streams such as Finder information and resource forks as extended attributes, translating to Alternate Data Streams in Windows terminology. This means that NTFS drives will no longer be littered with '._' (AppleDouble) files. Services For Mac attributes are used for the special attributes 'com.apple.FinderInfo' and 'com.apple.ResourceFork'.
  • Support for storing the Mac OS backup timestamp.
  • All new features, enhancements and fixes included in stable NTFS-3G for Mac 2010.5.22.

Please see more at

http://macntfs-3g.blogspot.com/

Enjoy!

Tuxera Open Source Team