Fedora Announces New Partition Manager App

Sep 09, 2014

New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.

Fedora developer Vratislav Podzimek has announced a new partition tool built from storage and configuration management tools used in Fedora’s Anaconda installer. The new tool, known as blivet-gui, is based on the blivet Python library used in Anaconda. The new tool could eventually become a replacement for GParted and other open source partition tools.
According to the developer, the Linux community needs a new partition tool because of all the new storage technologies that have appeared over the last few years. Traditional tools such as GParted no longer support the full range of Linux filesystem and storage options.
Podzimek’s blog states, “The GUI of blivet-gui is heavily based on GParted’s UI to minimize the surprise, which is very important in such a critical task as storage management. If you know how to work with GParted, you’ll almost instantly know how to work with blivet-gui.”
The new tool is still a work in progress. New features like RAID and Btrfs support are still on the way. In the meantime, the developer welcomes bug reports, feature requests, and patches from the community.

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