Topic: Announcement: GParted 0.28.0 released!

GParted 0.28.0 was released on February 14, 2017.

This release adds partial read-write support for LUKS encrypted file systems.  GParted can't create, open or close LUKS encryption volumes; however it can copy, resize and manipulate file systems inside open LUKS volumes and move closed LUKS volumes.  (Resizing requires Linux kernel >= 3.6 and libparted >= 3.2 for online partition resizing).

Also included are bug fixes and language translation updates.


You are strongly advised to backup your data before editing partitions as a failure can lead to data loss.  This is especially true for encrypted data where all of the data can become permanently inaccessible after a failure.  Please refer to the Cryptsetup FAQ for backup and recovery advice of encrypted data.

Key changes in this release include:

  • Implement LUKS read-write actions NOT requiring a passphrase

  • Add detection of iso9660 file system

The release notes list all important changes.