GNOME Disk Utility 3.7.1 Features Lots of Improvements

The first development release of Disks towards GNOME 3.8

By on January 12th, 2013 22:11 GMT

The GNOME Disk Utility developers have announced earlier today, January 12, the immediate availability for download and testing of the GNOME Disk Utility 3.7.1 storage device management tool for the GNOME 3 desktop environment.

GNOME Disk Utility 3.7.1 comes with many new features and improvements, all done by David Zeuthen, Software Engineer at Red Hat, Inc.

Highlights of GNOME Disk Utility 3.7.1:

• Added start and stop buttons for data scrubbing to the RAID Disks dialog;
• Changed the wording of the ATA SMART failure notification;
• Added notification for damaged RAID array;
• Re-designed the internals of the RAID state functionality;
• Added a spinner in device tree to display the progress of MD-RAID scrub;
• Added remaining time and data rate notifications for MD-RAID sync operations;
• The MD-RAID rate label is now hidden when it’s not in use;
• Better check for upcoming sync operations;
• Added the ability to start or stop data scrubbing operations directly from the Drive menu;
• Reimplemented ”RAID Disks dialog: Add buttons to start/stop data scrubbing”;
• Fixed a display issue with the widgets;
• Added a “Power Off” icon, which will be displayed for drive units that can be turned off;
• Reimplemented "Added keywords to .desktop files”;
• Better search support for GNOME Shell;
• Added an error dialog for disk image creation operations;
• Changed the wording of the text from the error dialog displayed during image creation;
• Added sound notification for read errors;
• Changed the wording of the text for the "Power Off" confirmation dialog;
• Changed the wording of the text for the eject button tooltip;
• Replaced "Edit Partition Types” with "Edit Partitions”;
• Replaced "Edit Partition Labels” with "Edit Filesystems.”

For more details about the new features added in this release, as well as for the updated translations, you should check out the complete raw changelog for GNOME Disk Utility 3.7.1.

The gnome-disk-utility package for the GNOME desktop environment provides the Disk Image Mounter and Disks apps, which allows users to handle storage devices, as well as a gnome-settings-daemon plugin for user-friendly notifications.

GNOME Disk Utility 3.7.1
right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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