KDE Partition Manager

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KDE Partition Manager
PartitionManager icon.svg
KDE Partition Manager screenshot.jpg
Screenshot of KDE Partition Manager 1.0.0alpha1
Developer(s) Volker Lanz
Initial release 2008-09-18[1]
Stable release 1.0.3 / September 1, 2010; 3 years ago (2010-09-01)
Development status Active
Written in C++ (Qt)
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multilingual
Type Partition editor
License GNU General Public License
Website www.partitionmanager.org

KDE Partition Manager is a disk partitioning application for the KDE Platform. It was first released for KDE SC 4.1. It is released independently of the central KDE release cycle.

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[2] 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.[3][4] 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.

Release history[edit]

Colour Meaning
Red Release no longer supported
Green Release still supported
Blue Future release
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.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "KDE Partition Manager 1.0.0alpha1 release notes". Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Chakra Live CD Installer Screenshot". Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Developer's View". Retrieved 2009-07-16. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Development/Languages". Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  5. ^ "Developer's Series Of Blog Entries About Upcoming 1.1 Release". Retrieved 2010-09-17. 

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