GParted is GUI interface for GNU Parted, used for Disk partitioning and has been included in many GNU/Linux systems. It is also used for creating, deleting, resizing, moving, checking, and copying disk partitions and its file systems. While allowing user to perform tasks to disk imaging, backup disk, reorganize disk usage. GNOME Partition Editor, a free and open-source partition editor, written in C++ and uses gtkmm to interface with GTK+, has reached 1.0 and brings a migration from gtkmm2 to gtkmm3 code base. Other changes includes :
- New F2FS support for read, grow, check disk usage
- Ability to resize extended partition online, without the need to unmount partition
- Fix NTFS file systems’s slow refresh
- Handling improvements for Btrfs
GParted Live 1.0.0-1 live operating system is also released.
Note on F2FS:
F2FS or Flash-Friendly File System, developed by Samsung for Linux kernel, is flash file system used in NAND flash memory. They are often used in SSD, eMMC and SD cards, primarily as storage devices in mobile devices to servers. F2FS is based on log-structured file system approach, dividing whole volume into number of fixed 2MB segments. Many companies have adopted it in their devices, including Google’s Nexus 9, Motorola Mobility’s Moto G/E/X, Huawei’s P9, OnePlus’s OnePlus 3T.