Changes on the Mac OS X side:
- The 'local' option is now used in OS X 10.4, making NTFS-3G mounted hard drives appear as internal drives instead of network drives. The MacFUSE bug that made me disable this option in the first place has apparently been fixed since 1.1.x.
Download NTFS-3G 1.2506 [ublio] (patched for improved performance)
Packaging, patching, some OS X-related development and testing has been done by Catacombae Software (i.e. myself).
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4/10.5, a PowerPC or Intel computer, MacFUSE 1.3 or later installed (1.5 recommended).
This package has been tested with OS X 10.4.11/Intel and OS X 10.5.2/Intel.
- [serious] Upon shutdown of the system, ntfs-3g fails to unmount properly in reaction to the "terminate" signal that it receives. This means there could be data loss or file system corruption, especially with the ublio build, when shutting down the system without first unmounting all ntfs-3g volumes. It also means that shutting down / restarting the system takes an extra 30 seconds. A solution is being worked on, but in the meantime please remember to unmount ntfs-3g volumes before shutting down or restarting Mac OS X. You could also try ugsasaki's workaround, found among the comments here (I haven't tried it myself).
- Files with filenames created in Windows containing international characters with accents, umlauts and similar dots and lines, or filenames with korean characters might seem unreadable in the Finder. This is because Finder apparently expects all filenames to appear in unicode decomposed form, while NTFS allows both composed and decomposed form filenames. This issue is hard to solve in a pretty way, but you should still be able to access these files when using the Terminal. For me, copying the affected files to a HFS+ drive using the command "cp" worked fine.
- After installing ntfs-3g, all NTFS drives will disappear from the "Startup Disk" preference pane. Uninstalling ntfs-3g brings them back. I don't know any workaround or solution for this. Please investigate this issue if you want to help.
ntfs-3g 1.2506 (patched)