KDE Partition Manager 1.0.0-BETA3

Volker Lanz vl at fidra.de
Thu Jun 4 16:39:37 CEST 2009

Name: KDE Partition Manager
Version: 1.0.0-BETA3
Type: KDE System Tool
Depend: KDE 4.x
License: GPL
Homepage: http://www.partitionmanager.org
More Info:

 This software allows you to manage your disks,
partitions and file systems:
Create, resize, delete, copy, backup and restore
partitions with a large number of supported file
systems (ext2/3, reiserfs, NTFS, FAT32 and more).

It makes use of external programs to get its job
done, so you might have to install additional
software (preferably packages from your
distribution) to make use of all features and get
full support for all file systems.


* Set the default file system in the
New-Partition-dialog, don't just rely on it being
the first one in the list.

* Sort items in file system combo boxes

* Fix a bug where the total free space available
could get smaller and smaller when moving an
existing partition in a dialog.

* Fix a bug that the progress information wasn't
set as window title for the top level application

* Speed up copying file systems (and thus moving,
resizing and copying).

* Add some basic timing output to the detailed
report for copying file systems.

* Find a file system's mount point even if it is
identified by label in fstab.

* Add support for reading file system labels from
FAT16 and FAT32.

* Fix a bug where the volume label for a linuxswap
file system was lost when resizing it.

* Make sure all interesting information shown in
labels anywhere in the application is
user-selectable with the mouse.

* Display the UUID for most file systems that
support it.

* Always show the current file system in the
partition properties dialog's file system combo
box, even if it cannot be created, is too big or
too small.


* Add an application icon contributed by David

* Allow setting the file system label in the
dialog when creating a new partition.

* Add a context menu to operation list.

* Use a shell script to run partition manager as a
child of hal-lock. This should in theory (and
according to the hal-lock manpage) avoid
for new devices, but doesn't seem to work that

* Fix a bug that would keep the user from deleting
a newly created logical partition because the
application thought there were higher-numbered
partitions still mounted.                         

* Add a kcm for KDE Partition Manager. If this is
built and installed or not
can be (like it already is the case with the
KPart) configured via cmake. 


Repackaged without documentation to fix build
breakage on systems with cmake prior to 2.6.2.


* Fix a potential crash when merging a New
Operation and a Create File System Operation.

* Set extended partitions as busy as long as
logical partitions inside them are mounted.

* Don't silently succeed  when unmounting a
partition that cannot in fact be unmounted because
it has no mount points.

* Prevent creating a new partition table on a
device with mounted partitions.

* Add tooltips to partition widgets.

* Don't show cd/dvd readers or writers as devices
even if libparted reports them.

* Add support for ext4.

* Fix calculation of reserved/free blocks for

* Output reason why a mount or unmount might have

* Fix minimum width for extended partitions in the
partition table widget.

* Fix a bug where a partition table just created
would not disappear when the operation to create
it was undone.

* Don't allow creating partitions smaller than the
device's cylinder size.

* Fix an error that could lead to some space (a
few megabytes) between two partitions being


Fix the most important bugs. See CHANGES in the
source archive for detailed information.


Initial public release.

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