KDE Partition Manager
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (July 2009)|
Screenshot of KDE Partition Manager 1.0.0alpha1
|Stable release||1.0.3 / September 1, 2010|
|Written in||C++ (Qt)|
|License||GNU General Public License|
It is used for creating, deleting, resizing, moving, checking and copying partitions, and the file systems on them. This is useful for creating space for new operating systems, reorganizing disk usage, copying data residing on hard disks and mirroring one partition with another (disk imaging). Additionally, KDE Partition Manager can back up file systems to files and restore such backups.
KDE Partition Manager is a standalone application to be launched from a desktop environment's start menu, a KPart that integrates with operating system installers and a KControl module available from within KDE's System Settings application.
It uses libparted to detect and manipulate devices and partition tables while several (optional) file system tools provide support for file systems not included in libparted. These optional packages will be detected at runtime and do not require a rebuild of KDE Partition Manager.
As is the case with most KDE applications, KDE Partition Manager is written in the C++ programming language and uses the Qt GUI toolkit. Released under the GNU General Public License, KDE Partition Manager is free software.
The KDE Partition Manager project provides a live operating system including KDE Partition Manager which can be written to a Live CD, a Live USB and other media. The operating system is based on the OpenSUSE Linux distribution.
|Red||Release no longer supported|
|Green||Release still supported|
|Major Version||Minor Version||Release date||Notes|
|1.0||1.0.0alpha1||18 September 2008||Initial release|
|1.0||1.0.0alpha2||24 September 2008||Important bug fixes.|
|1.0||1.0.0beta1a||13 January 2009||Crashes and bugs fixed, ext4 support.|
|1.0||1.0.0beta2||30 April 2009||Bugs fixed. Introduces the KCModule.|
|1.0||1.0.0beta3||4 June 2009||Bug fixes. Speed and usability improvements.|
|1.0||1.0.0rc1||3 August 2009||Bug fixes.|
|1.0||1.0.0||18 August 2009||First stable|
|1.0||1.0.1||9 January 2010||Bugfix release.|
|1.0||1.0.2||24 April 2010||Bug fixes. Usability improvement.|
|1.0||1.0.3||1 September 2010||Bug fixes. Usability improvements.|
|1.1||1.1.x||(unreleased)||New features, among them support for 4096 byte sectors.|
- "KDE Partition Manager 1.0.0alpha1 release notes". Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- "Chakra Live CD Installer Screenshot". Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- "Developer's View". Retrieved 2009-07-16.[dead link]
- "Development/Languages". Retrieved 2009-07-16.
- "Developer's Series Of Blog Entries About Upcoming 1.1 Release". Retrieved 2010-09-17.
- KDE Partition Manager website
- The KDE Partition Manager Handbook
- KDE Partition Manager on kde-apps.org