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See http://wiki.debian.org/Parted

=== everything below is old and for reference purposes only ===

* regression tests:
	- add specific tests for FAT16 -> FAT32, FAT32 -> FAT16, cluster
resizing 8k -> 4k, etc.  Also, compare output, to catch other "unexpected"
errors (like partitions going missing, <cough> not that that's ever
happened <cough>)

* ui:
	- support a cylinder interface for the masochistic.
	- warn when partition numbers change (?)  in UI?

* make *_read() do ped_file_system_probe(), and warn if it isn't sane for
the partition ID on-disk.

* disk label implementations:
	- OS/2 DLAT support
	- read-only flag for Mac partitions, and the macufs partition type
	- lba flag - default flag?
	- PC98: relax cylinder boundary restrictions (create conforming
	partitions, but allow non-conforming partitions ;-)

* docs for RAWRITE, etc.

* write a summary of operation list things, and get discussion going...
* ped_file_system_is_flag_available()
* ped_file_system_commit() ?   polymorphic operations, with apply() and
revert() in memory, and commit all fs's and disk's to commit on-disk.
* ped_operation_queue (ped_operation_new (PED_OP_PARTITION_SET_FLAG, ...)),
	or ped_partition_set_flag() (with a "transparent" queue?)

* separate domains libparted and parted (for nls)
* merge with partimage.sourceforge.net
* merge with gpart
* "renumber"
* "reconstruct"
* "resizepart"
* make an errata web page
* bootdisk: try getting readline & nls support in, use a newer version of
busybox.  Also, write some scripts for disk imaging.
* Rawrite3 IS free, it seems.  Find the source (version 1.3 == version 3), and
stick source+bin up on the ftp site.
* improve website (check out texinfo.  Does it create much autoconfusion?)

* /proc/meminfo, mlock()

* create an FAQ, and stick lots of examples in it.

* ped_file_system_resize_online()

* reiser fs (almost there), ntfs support!

* when Windows doesn't shut down properly, it knows about it.  How?
* FAT boot sector reconstruction, in fat_check()  - actually, fat_open(),
since it won't open properly if it's broken...  Tell panov@iacp.vl.ru when
done.  Perhaps connect this to the front-end via a "force MINOR FS-TYPE"
command, since it's sometimes hard to detect broken file systems.

* FreeBSD support (get a copy - I want to try it anyway!)

* LBA support in boot loader

* OS/2 Boot manager

* documentation of the internal API, tutorial on external API, and perhaps a bit
on how the resizers, etc. work  [MOSTLY DONE]

* logical sectors (?)  byte addressing?

* libbootload ?
	- update LILO/GRUB/Quik

* command-line interface: i18n issues, "Yes, No or Cancel?".  This issue is
hard, for free software in general.  We need a community (i.e. mailing list)
that specializes in this, IMHO.

* ped_geometry_{map|unmap}(), and kill the libparted/fs_ext2 buffer cache

* injecting/ejecting partitions into/out of extended partitions.  But to
keep alignment rules, would have to move the start of the partition.  No
problem for FAT.  Absolute pain for ext2.

* ext2 resizer:
	- add ability to move the start of the file system.
	- fix "strange layout" problem
	- add an incompat feature to ext2 that is a special resize-the-start
journal, and add support in e2fsck / mount / linux (?) for it.

* RAID? LVM? EVMS? grand-unified system TM?

* support finding bad-blocks.  Use ped_device_check() in ped_geometry_check()

* generic resizing/converting with the inplace copy via sparse loopback idea
  from Serguei Tzukanov

* We should be able to compile with -fno-common.
  However, that leads to this link failure:

    fs/.libs/libfs.a(fat.o):(.bss+0x0): multiple definition of `fat16'
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(count.o):(.bss+0x0): first defined here
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(clstdup.o):(.bss+0x0): multiple definition of `fat16'
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(count.o):(.bss+0x0): first defined here
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(table.o):(.bss+0x0): multiple definition of `fat16'
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(count.o):(.bss+0x0): first defined here
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(resize.o):(.bss+0x0): multiple definition of `fat16'
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(count.o):(.bss+0x0): first defined here
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(calc.o):(.bss+0x0): multiple definition of `fat16'
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(count.o):(.bss+0x0): first defined here
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(bootsector.o):(.bss+0x0): multiple definition of `fat16'
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(count.o):(.bss+0x0): first defined here
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(traverse.o):(.bss+0x0): multiple definition of `fat16'
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(count.o):(.bss+0x0): first defined here
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(fatio.o):(.bss+0x0): multiple definition of `fat16'
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(count.o):(.bss+0x0): first defined here
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(context.o):(.bss+0x0): multiple definition of `fat16'
    fs/.libs/libfs.a(count.o):(.bss+0x0): first defined here
    collect2: ld returned 1 exit status