Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2010.6-RC2

The latest release candidate of Tuxera NTFS for Mac, our high performance commercial NTFS driver is now out!

Download Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2010.6-RC2

System requirements: A Mac (Intel or PowerPC) running Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6 (32-bit kernel).

You can purchase a license for Tuxera NTFS for Mac in the Online Shop.

Changes since 2010.6-RC:
  • Bugfix: Create time was incorrectly converted to and from NTFS timestamps. Now 100 nanosecond-resolution create times are implemented properly.

  • Bugfix: The meaning of the 'archive' flag was inverted compared to Mac OS X's expectations, which led to problems for Microsoft Excel 2008 and possibly other applications.

Changes since Tuxera NTFS for Mac 2010.1:
  • Extended attribute support (only for Mac OS X 10.5 and higher). Tuxera NTFS for Mac now supports storing Mac streams such as Finder information and resource forks as extended attributes, translating to Alternate Data Streams in Windows terminology. This means that NTFS drives will no longer be littered with '._' (AppleDouble) files. Services For Mac compatible attributes are used for the special attributes '' and ''.

  • Support for storing the Mac OS backup timestamp.

  • Fix: Tuxera NTFS for Mac could hijack non-NTFS volumes in extremely rare cases, leaving them unmountable until Tuxera NTFS for Mac was disabled.

  • Preference pane bugfix: The Tuxera NTFS for Mac preference pane will no longer leave zombie processes behind.

  • All the latest changes in NTFS-3G are also included. See the NTFS-3G Release History for more info.

All users are welcome to discuss any NTFS-3G or Tuxera NTFS-related issues on the Tuxera Support Forum.


Anonymous said...

You know, this is NOT how things are done.

Making a free product and then turning it into a "commercial" solution is something of a very bad taste.

What you managed to do by this is to get a very bad name.

"Erik Larsson" is for me a name to avoid forever, whatever products or things you may accomplish in the future.

Sorry, but again, this is VERY faux-pas.

Erik said...

Anonymous, July 24, 2010 6:12 PM:

Please elaborate on this. NTFS-3G is still a free and open source project. Myself / Tuxera still distributes NTFS-3G as before, continously updating it and releasing all source code.

Then we have another product, Tuxera NTFS for Mac, with some additional improvements that people can choose to pay for if they think the improvements and the personal support they get are worth it.

So I think you have misunderstood this completely.

You may think that my name is something to avoid, but you refuse to even state yours so I cannot take that very seriously.

- Erik