NTFS filesystem features -> WONTFIX?

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 14:01:50 CDT 2009

On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 1:49 PM, James Mckenzie
<jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Kai Blin <kai.blin at gmail.com> wrote on April 7th:
>>Subject: Re: NTFS filesystem features -> WONTFIX?
>>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.
> Can we use Samba code in Wine to make this a reality?

Samba is GPL3 licensed, so not without relicensing.


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