Request for gparted to be bumped to current in Jaunty for ext4 support.

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Sun Feb 22 09:28:52 UTC 2009

On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 06:14:10PM -0800, Dean Loros wrote:
> I have started to hear problems thru the Jaunty testing forum on  
> with the lack of support in gparted for ext4. There is  
> a general bug report about gparted ext4 support at:  
>  and as  
> gparted is currently at .43 at, the PPA listed in the  
> thread at: is at .42-1  
> and "official" Jaunty is at .39-1......I request that we exempt gparted  
> from feature freeze to include support for ext4.

Yes, it's already on my list and people can stop poking me about it :-)

I already pre-emptively got a feature freeze exception from Steve
Langasek. I've been delayed because there were other things on my plate.

> This will be very needed to move forward with ext4. It looks like ext4  
> needs to be at least optional (if not default)

We've already decided that it will be optional in Jaunty (and indeed it
already is, with the exception of gparted) and probably default in
Jaunty+1 based on testing.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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