It is neither the first nor the last. There are many programs that spend a lot of time in versions whose numbering is below 1, but it is surprising when we have been using them for more than a decade. In fact, GParted 1.0 has already been released, but it has done so almost 15 years after the first version that was released on August 26, 2004. The famous app to manage partitions of our hard drives is as old as the most popular Debian-based version, that is, Ubuntu.
GParted is open source software and was released as a tool for manage partitions from a program with GUI, that is, with user interface. This prevents us from having to do it with the terminal. Nowadays it comes pre-installed in many Linux distributions, in others it was until recently and many others include a tool based on GParted. The numbering jump has passed from 0.33.0-2 which is still marked as "Stable" and 1.0 which is already available from here!.
GParted 1.0 includes support for F2FS
The renumbering to 1 means this is a major release. Among the novelties that it includes we have:
- Support for the F2FS file system.
- Ability to activate online resizing of extended partitions.
- Improved refresh on NTFS file systems.
- Ported to GTK3 and GNOME 3 yelp-tools.
- Support for utilities has been removed Btrfs-progs to manage Btrfs file systems.
- Ability to save the layer from a partition to an HTML file.
- Now we can see more information about the version and configuration.
- Possibility to configure a partition type when cleaning its content.
- Improved rescanning of file systems.
- Improved information about the status of a partition when formatting it.
- Various bugs and issues have been fixed.
Here at the informative note from its release, Curtis tells us that just because it has reached v1.0 does not mean that it is more or less stable than before, but that there are important changes such as the mentioned port to GTK3.
If you decide to install it now, remember that what you will download from the link that I have provided previously is the code, so you will have to execute / install it manually. Gparted 1.0 will arrive in the official repositories in the next few days. Can you wait?