NTFS filesystem features -> WONTFIX?

Ben Klein shacklein at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 20:30:36 CDT 2009

2009/4/6 Kornél Pál <kornelpal at gmail.com>:
> Alexandre Julliard wrote:
>> Remco <remco47 at gmail.com> writes:
>>> On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 2:52 AM, Chris Robinson <chris.kcat at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Sunday 05 April 2009 5:35:36 pm Ben Klein wrote:
>>>>> My suggestion is a drop-down box in the "Advanced" tab of "Drives" to
>>>>> control filesystem type
>>>> Why not make the default what the filesystem actually is?
>>> Another option is to actually implement the NTFS-specific features of
>>> Windows, and call it NTFS.
>> That's actually the only viable option since there are apps that expect
>> NTFS. We can't require users to change the fs type depending on which
>> app they want to run.
> I belive that having an option to specify fs type is still required as well
> because on Windows you are able to create FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS partitions
> that results in different behavior and functionality. Those behaviors could
> depend on the fs type setting.

Implementing NTFS-specific features in Wine would also fix it (though
it may not be possible, let alone easy). Then the default FS type
could switch back to NTFS instead of unixfs.

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