Rockbox.org home
release
dev builds
extras
themes manual
wiki
device status forums
mailing lists
IRC bugs
patches
dev guide



Rockbox mail archive

Subject: Re: Feature Request
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2002-11-17


Frank Diefenthal wrote:
> why don't we just partition the disk? lets say 10 MB for the rockbox stuff
> so archos firmware can find it and the rest is NTFS.

There are no benefits to using NTFS, but a great number of downsides:

1) NTFS is *very* complex.

2) Only WinNT, Win2k and WinXP supports it.

3) There are three different versions of NTFS (v1.2, v3.0, v3.1).

4) None of the versions are publicly documented by Microsoft.

5) Other projects who attempted NTFS support were threatened with lawsuits:
http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0009.1/1229.html

In short: No, we will not add NTFS support to Rockbox.

-- 
Björn



Page was last modified "Jan 10 2012" The Rockbox Crew
aaa