|FROM ||Alain Knaff
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [Hangout - NYLXS] GNU mtools 4.0.29 released
I am pleased to announce the release of GNU mtools version 4.0.29
GNU mtools is available for download from
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools and the mirror sites worldwide (see
http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html for the list of those).
The sources can be obtained from ftp.gnu.org and its world-wide mirrors:
The same directory also contains pre-compiled Debian packages.
Mtools is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks from GNU
and Unix without mounting them, to change FAT-specific file attributes
(hidden, archive, system), and to format FAT media.
Mtools supports W32 style long file names, FAT32, OS/2 Xdf disks and
2m disks (store up to 1992k on a high density 3 1/2 disk). Mtools also
includes mpartition, a simple partitioning programing. It is also a
convenient tool to work with disk image files (thanks to the -i flag).
For more information on mtools, including links to file downloads,
please see the mtools web page: http://www.gnu.org/software/mtools
Please email bugs or suggestions to .
Improvements since the 4.0.28 release are:
- Fix bug in cluster preallocation, which was accidentally
introduced by the compiler warning "fixes" from v4_0_28
Additionally, following an email by RMS kindly asking me to not let
politics get in the way of cooperation within our community, from now
on RPM packages will again be available on the mtools download site.
If you have a working or partly working program that you'd like
to offer to the GNU project as a GNU package,
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