SPEC : Write Support For NTFS

Florent Mertens flomertens at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 15:50:05 BST 2006

Hi all,

Following the improvement made by the linux-NTFS team on write access
for NTFS, in the project ntfs-3g, we are currently writing a
specification which review the different options available to implement
it, and propose a way to make it easily installable.


The idea is not to make it default, because there is still some issue
that are not acceptable for a default install, but trying to make it
really easily installable for new users. 

Our suggestions are :

- Make it known by bringing it into main, and create a desktop file for

- Make it easily configurable :
  - External devices : there is currently no easy way to mount
  them with ntfs-3g. Our specification try to solve this problem, with
  a zero config method.
  - Internal devices : Changing /etc/fstab is the only way for them. We 
  should provide an easy documentation to do it.

I wanted to have some feedback of the community before register it in

All comments, thoughts, and ideas are welcome.



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