Hello, I am pleased to announce the release of GNU mtools version 4.0.20
GNU mtools is available for download from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools and the mirror sites worldwide (see http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html for the list of those). The sources can be obtained from ftp.gnu.org and its world-wide mirrors: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools/mtools-4.0.20.tar.gz (539K) ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools/mtools-4.0.20.tar.bz2 (440K) ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/mtools/mtools-4.0.20.tar.lz (363K) The same directory also contains pre-compiled Debian and RPM packages. Mtools is a collection of utilities to access MS-DOS disks from GNU and Unix without mounting them, to change FAT-specific file attributes (hidden, archive, system), and to format FAT media. Mtools supports W32 style long file names, FAT32, OS/2 Xdf disks and 2m disks (store up to 1992k on a high density 3 1/2 disk). Mtools also includes mpartition, a simple partitioning programing. It is also a convenient tool to work with disk image files (thanks to the -i flag). For more information on mtools, including links to file downloads, please see the mtools web page: http://www.gnu.org/software/mtools Please email bugs or suggestions to <info-mto...@gnu.org>. Improvements since the 4.0.19 release are: - initialize directory entries to 0 - bad message "Too few sectors" replaced with "Too many sectors" - apostrophe in mlabel no longer causes generation of long entry - option to fake system date for file creation using the SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH environment variables - can now be compiled with "clang" compiler - fallback function for strndup, for those platforms that don't have it - fixed a number of -Wextra warnings - new compressed archive formats for uz/lz - allow to specify number of reserved sectors for FAT32. - file/device locking with timeout (rather than immediate failure) - fixed support for BPB-less legacy formats. - removed check that disk must be an integer number of tracks. - removed .eh/.oh macros from manual pages Regards, Alain -- If you have a working or partly working program that you'd like to offer to the GNU project as a GNU package, see https://www.gnu.org/help/evaluation.html.