We are happy to announce the next stable NTFS-3G release. It is based on
the latest Advanced NTFS-3G release which is already used by several
distributions as the default NTFS driver. The changes include:
* New: Full file ownership and permissions support. The ownership
and permissions of files are interoperable with Windows and
conforms to the POSIX rules.
* New: POSIX ACL support. The ACLs are an extension to ownership
and permissions as defined in POSIX.
* New: Optional Windows-type inheritance of ACLs.
* New: Full extended attributes support for all namespaces: user,
system, security and trusted.
* New: Junction points support. The junction points and symbolic
links created by Windows are seen as symbolic links.
* New: Access is possible to NTFS internal data like Windows style
archive bit and file attributes. They are mapped to extended
attributes for easier access.
* New: Compression write support: sequential writing to compressed
files is supported.
* New: Support copying and restoring encrypted files without
* New: Support getting and setting high-resolution file timestamps.
* New: Support to get, set and remove DOS filenames.
* New: Tools for managing ownership, permissions and ACLs: secaudit
checks the integrity of ownership, permissions and ACL, usermap
gives help to configure ownership.
* New: Implemented setchgtime() on Mac OS X.
* Fix: Improved Windows junction and symlink handling.
* Fix: Improved ACL handling.
* Fix: Unicode normalization on Mac OS X.
* Fix: Implemented true fsync() on Mac OS X
* Change: Performance optimizations. Frequently used data are cached
to improve speed. Space allocation for fragmented and sparse
files has been improved.
* Change: manual updates
We are also very glad to announce the new NTFS-3G lead developer,
Jean-Pierre Andre who consistently demonstrated outstanding problem
solving skills, taking great attention to the details and ensuring the
high-quality and reliability of the NTFS-3G driver in the past years.
The source code of the latest stable driver is available at
Tuxera Open Source Team