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GNU fdisk 2.0 Has Been Rewritten

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Published on 11 October 2011 07:44 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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The first alpha release of GNU fdisk 2.0 has been made available. This version of GNU fdisk has been completely re-written to offer new capabilities.

The GNU fdisk package provides disk management program replacements to what's offered by util-linux and others for managing disk partitions, etc. With GNU fdisk 2.0, the code has been re-written from scratch so that it's modular and can be extended going forward.

The modular design will allow for new user-interfaces and device back-ends to be easily created, compared to the previous GNU fdisk design. User-interfaces are now implemented using Guile and there's a Scheme interpreter included that's using Guile's library. It's now possible to create GNU fidks interfaces for GTK, ncurses, and other tool-kits.

For those interested in Linux disk utilities, check out the GNU.org announcement for more details about this re-written GNU fdisk 2.0 Alpha program.

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