GParted 0.26.0 Brings Read-Only Supports For LUKS Encrypted File System

When it comes to disk manipulation on a Linux-based operating systems, Gparted is one of those tool which is most widely used and has responsibilities that include formatting the disk, partitioning and other disk related functions.

A developer and maintainer of this tool, Curtis Gedak has just announced a new release of this open-source Gparted 0.26.0 partition editor utility which launched on the 26th of April with some pretty niche features, some of which include, read-only supports for LUKS encrypted file system and progress bar for different file system copy methods such as XFS, NTFS, EXT2, EXT3 and EXT4.

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More into the features of this new tool include implementation of the polymorphism for the partition object; ability to track an entire internal copy operation with the use of a single progress bar and language translation updates as well as fixes to some of the bugs in the previous builds.

Now that the Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS) encrypted file system has received a read-only addition, Curtis also made it clear to us this works as “Gparted identifies these with the addition of ‘[Encrypted]’ and can show the file system within an open LUKS encrypted mapping. However, this release cannot open or close the LUKS encryption and cannot modify the encrypted file system within”.

Linux users are mostly faced with that some issues which the Gparted 0.26.0 has received fixes and patches for some of which include the crash that occurs when trying to read NTFE usage without /dev/PTN entry being used, the “no such file or directory” error report and the autoconf check C ++11’s Gtk::Window::set::_default_icon_name function.

Also added is the support for using realpath safely, FAT32 maximum volume size being limited to 2TiB, addition of some of the missing gettext translation tag to the App Data file and more importantly, C + + 11 being complied upon the usage of lidsigc ++2.5.1 library or previous versions.

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