It is my great pleasure to announce the release of Rufus v1.3.0.
What this new release brings is as follows:
- FAT32 format support for >32GB drives, based on fat32format, from Ridgecrop Consultants Ltd:
- Automated update check
- Relax ISO9660 compliance for Arch Linux images
- Add support for VMWare ESXi 5.1 ISO images
- Update Syslinux to v4.0.6 and libcdio to v0.90
- Miscellaneous UI improvements and fixes
On that subject, since someone expressed doubts about prompting every new user about the update checks, be aware that you can avoid the prompt altogether, and get the default check for update options, if you either download the version called rufus.exe or rename your download to rufus.exe.
Personally, I believe that any feature that sends data to a remote server, no matter how minimal, should be opt-in, rather than opt-out, which is why I'll continue linking to a prompting rufus_v1.3.0.exe, rather than the promptless rufus.exe (which is what I did for the downloads section) but of course you're free to spread rufus using whichever option you prefer.
Also note that since github abruptly decided to remove their file upload feature, I am now hosting all downloads on http://rufus.akeo.ie/downloads (and yeah, there are ads here too, which I don't like either, but it helps funding my new code signing cert).
Finally, along with the automated check for updates, that creates some keys in the registry (under HKCU/Software/Akeo Consulting), I also added a new Alt-R "cheatmode", that will delete all the registry keys created by Rufus, in case you want to reset the check for updates settings. I'll try to create a wiki page with Rufus tips and tricks, where I list all theses cheatmodes, when I get a chance.
As usual, feel free to comment or report issues either in this thread, or using the github issues page.
PS: Most likely, the feature I'll be adding next will be NTFS support for Syslinux, and I'll also try to investigate the large FAT32/4K sector situation. I may also add a feature to try to detect DOS based ISOs, to copy their content to a FreeDOS formatted USB, but as usual, the time I am able to spare for Rufus will be the determining factor of what features make it into a upcoming version, especially as there are plenty to choose from...