[opensource] gnome-format 0.2

Silas Baronda barondas at cse.ohio-state.edu
Sun May 6 16:39:33 EDT 2007

Paul Betts wrote:
> Hi, I've finished a bit of a milestone in gnome-format, the (hopefully) 
> replacement for the venerable GFloppy. I've written about it more on my 
> blog, the posting is here:
> http://blog.paulbetts.org/index.php/2007/05/05/gnome-format-02-this-one-actually-does-stuff/ 
> Or for the less patient,
> svn co svn://paulbetts.org/gformat
> Everything is feature-complete at this point except for
> * LUKS Encryption
> * Floppies
> * Operations that require rewriting/editing the partition table
> At this point, a lot of the main work is done, it's just a lot of small 
> tasks that need to be done to clean up the code and possibly get it 
> ready in time for GNOME 2.20. Patches are definitely appreciated, once I 
> get formatting entire disks working, it will be at a point where 
> Emmanuele Bassi and I can get it into GNOME svn.
> The TODO file lists the main things that need fixed, as well as a 
> general need for cleaning up, and many these things don't need a lot of 
> "big-picture" knowledge. If anyone wants to help, especially if you're 
> handy with Python, reply back and I'll get you added to the svn. 
> Comments, thoughts, complaints, and anything else is encouraged!
Hello Paul,

In your blog post about the gformat I saw you were asking for someone 
handy in python to improve the mkfs script.  When I looked at the script 
it was a shell script.  Did you mean want it converted over to python or 
is there another script that I'm missing?

Thanks Silas

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