I have pushed out a development preview release of Liu's filesystems in
C code (including ext4 support for EXTLINUX). It is called 4.00-pre1,
which doesn't mean it is the final 4.00 by any means (it isn't even
current with respect to some aspects of the 3.8x branch.) However, it
is now available for people to try out.
It is checked into the fsc branch ("filesystems in C") of the main
Liu: you probably want to pull this into your tree before doing any
This snapshot doesn't include any of KlausM's work on porting the UI to
C and switching to ELF dynamic modules.
H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.
You can download it from:
Now the filesystems are rewritten in C instead of assembler, it is more likely that NTFS will be added (just speculation).
Another GSoC student is rewriting a large part of the Syslinux core in C so that Syslinux will be easier to maintain than it is now the case.