01/02/00 2.7 Release
Doh! My NEWS file is not Y2K compliant. Erico Freitas sent me a patch for
partitions that are much larger than any that I personally have. Nothing
else has changed in this release.
7/20/99 2.6 Release
I finally got around to fixing mount.conf to work cleanly with GTK+-1.2.
I tried to put the font and color tabs into the config app but just gave
up. If you really need to change the color or font, just edit your
2/9/98 2.4 Release
There's been a bug in the configure script since 2.2 that caused
mount.conf not to be run if you installed mount.app from the tar ball and
didn't supply any --prefix. This version adds support for HFS parititions
and has another bugfix for GTK+ > 1.1.7. As soon as GTK+ 1.2 is released,
I'll probably rewrite portions of mount.conf to be much cleaner (and
finally add in support for changing colors and fonts).
1/12/98 2.3 Release
The source RPM file should now be relocateable so non-root users can
compile and install the package. A couple of obscure bugs were also
1/8/98 2.2 Release
I got a patch from Jim Knoble which fixed some messiness in configure.in
to allow more control over the paths where things get installed. I also
received a patch from Paul Johnson to make the RPM relocateable, but
because of deficiencies in my autoconf scripts they didn't work quite
right. Hopefully with the pathes from Jim, Paul or I can get the spec
file up to snuff. With this release, I've changed the spec file to place
the mount.[app|conf] executables in /usr/X11R6/bin by default
(as per RedHat spec). Also in this release is a workaround for the newer
GTK+ versions (>1.1.7). For whatever reasons, they changed the order of
argument calling in a certain call-back function.
12/18/98 2.1 Release
With much thanks to Doug Nazar, this release has a few new nifty features.
For one, the mount button turns orange when pressed to indicate that the
mount process has started and then turns green when complete. Also, there
is now the ability to display an error indication character underneath the
mount name and capacity info as well as (or instead of) the message dialog
box. Let me know if anything got broke.
12/10/98 2.0 Release
The biggest change in this release is the change of application names from
Mount and MountConfig to mount.app and mount.conf. This should satisfy
some of the distribution maintainers who like all their apps to use lower
case characters. This of course breaks the upgrade cycle of the older
RPM's, you'll have to uninstall them by hand before you install the 2.0
version because the package name has changed.
The property list configuration file also changed names from Mount.app to
mount.app. This is probably a good thing as I made a subtle change to the
way the icondir is stored and it'll be good for everyone to start with a
fresh config file.
It's looking like mount.app is moving into a low-maintence mode as it's
gotten to be pretty much feature complete. If anyone has any bright ideas
that I (and my users) have missed, please pass them along. In the
meanwhile I think I'm going to focus on other efforts for a while.
11/06/98 1.2 Release
Wow, that was a long time between releases (for this project anyway). I
guess 1.1 was pretty stable. The only thing new in this release is some
quick and dirty support for window managers other than Window Maker. This
has been a much requested fix. All you need to do to use FVWM or
AfterStep is to pass mount the "-n" parameter.
Also in this release is the option to use "<>" characters to differentiate
between capacity display methods.
This will probably be the last release for a while unless someone comes up
with a really interesting feature request.
10/18/98 1.1 Release
Well, the eject program is back. I realized that my 5 line eject routine
would not work properly on Zip or Jazz drives nor on Sparc floppies. The
eject program is so small, anyway, that it takes very little resources to
spawn it as a separate task (especially now that I've removed the paranoid
New in this version are some newbie features. An online help dialog box
for the config app (gives a quick mounting tutorial <*get your mind out of
the gutter*>), and some helpful dialog boxes for when your mount or
unmount fails. This should give mount.app +3 friendly points. (No, no
dancing paperclips in this release just yet)
10/16/98 1.0 Release
If you are compiling mount.app on Linux, it will now use an internal eject
function instead of making a call to the 'eject' utility. In order for
this to work, the user running mount.app must have read rights for the
device in question. All other platforms will use the 'eject' utility to do
the dirty work.