Topic: Development Plans for the Next Release of GParted (0.7.0)
With the next release of GParted (0.7.0) we plan to add new features in addition to maintaining our focus on critical bug fixes.
The planned release date for GParted 0.7.0 is October 29, 2010.
Candidates under consideration for GParted 0.7.0 include:
yes - Bug 631026 - Partitions created using MiB alignment are 1 MiB larger than specified
Work around is to specify partition size as 1 MiB smaller than desired.
NOTE: This patch was released with GParted 0.6.4.
yes - Bug 571170 - Initial btrfs support
Configure with --enable-btrfs
Thanks go to Luca Bruno for developing this enhancement.
yes - Ubuntu Launchpad Bug #617885 - GParted crash at startup: glibmm-ERROR with btrfs enabled
See also Ubuntu Launchpad Bug #609477 - gpartedbin crashed with signal 5 in Glib::exception_handlers_invoke()
Thanks go to Seth Heeren for troubleshooting and providing a patch to solve this problem.
yes - Bug 628863 - gparted crashes applying move to right of more than one logical partition
This problem occurs when moving more than one cylinder aligned logical partitions to the right, using MiB alignment, such that these partitions butt up against each other.
yes - Bug 631201 - Several memory leaks, valgrind errors
Thanks go to Seth Heeren for discovering and fixing these problems.
yes - Bug 539092 - Remove unnecessary null pointer checks
Thanks go to Markus Elfring for providing a patch to de-clutter the code.
yes - Ensure 1 MiB reserved for MBR when moving partition to start of disk device
no - Bug 171215 - Support lost partition recovery
Joan Lledó has done much work in this area providing a patch that uses gpart to find lost partitions.
Your comments and responses are welcome in this forum post.