Rich Freeman on 14 Oct 2014 04:47:30 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Offline apps for Chromebook

On Tue, Oct 14, 2014 at 7:36 AM, Carl Johnson
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> F.Y.I..... they're dropping ext3/4 support for external drives.

Yeah, that has been making the news lately.  That wouldn't have any
affect on offline applications (well, unless you use them to try to
write to an external drive that runs ext3/4).  External media in
ChromeOS works fairly similarly to most desktop environments - you
plug in a flash drive or SD card or whatever and it mounts it.

I don't really get why they're dropping support for non-FAT though.
It isn't like they need special drivers for the native linux
filesystems.  Granted, they do need to be careful with mount options
so that stuff like file ownership doesn't get them - presumably that
has already been implemented.  If they're using some package whose
upstream dropped ext3/4 support I could see why they might not want to
fork it, as I doubt many actually format their flash drives in ext3/4
- especially for sdcards.

What I don't get is why the various cartels don't pick something
unencumbered.  I doubt MS is going to advertise that Windows 10 won't
support your latest cameras/etc.  Besides, are they going to create a
FAT64 for when your thumb drive is 10TB and your 10k-line video files
run 25GB each?

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