NTFS filesystem features -> WONTFIX?

Kai Blin kai.blin at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 10:53:32 CDT 2009

On Tuesday 07 April 2009 04:21:37 Vitaliy Margolen wrote:

> - Implement missing functionality - will most likely be nearly impossible
> without driver support for special features. Or have to be emulated by Wine
> (then why not for any other FS?)

We can probably get away with 80% of the apps only using 20% of the features, 
as usual. I guess that apps are mostly interested in ACLs, which could be 
mapped to POSIX acls, stored in file attributes or some database or simply 
faked. Samba does this, I don't see why we couldn't.


Kai Blin
WorldForge developer  http://www.worldforge.org/
Wine developer        http://wiki.winehq.org/KaiBlin
Samba team member     http://www.samba.org/samba/team/
Will code for cotton.
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