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Stable NTFS read-write support

Stable NTFS read-write support

Posted Jan 6, 2008 2:38 UTC (Sun) by szaka (subscriber, #12740)
Parent article: The 2007 Linux and free software timeline

I've sent the below email to timeline@lwn.net on 22th of Dec 2007 but got
no reply, so please let me copy it below this time since quite many people
invested a lot effort into this to happen finally.

Good Day,

Thanks to thousands of contributors over the last twelve years, Linux 
finally has stable read-write support for one of the most widely used and 
complex files systems in existence (Microsoft's NTFS estimated source base 
is over 500,000 lines, meanwhile FAT is around only 5,000).

In the same year the driver was included in over 100 Linux distributions, 
including all the major ones, was also ported to OS X, FreeBSD, NetBSD, 
Haiku, OpenSolaris, bigendian and 64-bit platforms.

Best regards,
                Szaka

--
NTFS-3G Lead Developer:  http://ntfs-3g.org


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Stable NTFS read-write support

Posted Jan 11, 2008 21:26 UTC (Fri) by bronson (subscriber, #4806) [Link]

That really is an impressive achievement!  Congratulations to everybody who participated.  I
salute you even though I personally haven't used NTFS since somewhere around 2002.  :)


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