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GNU xorriso 0.5.4 released


be invited to try the release 0.5.4 of GNU xorriso,
a ISO 9660 Rock Ridge filesystem manipulator.
Available on GNU FTP mirrors as

It creates, loads, manipulates and writes ISO 9660
filesystem images with Rock Ridge extensions. Optionally
it supports hard links, ACLs, xattr, and MD5 checksums.
xorriso can load the management information of existing
ISO images and it writes the session results to optical
media or to filesystem objects.
Vice versa xorriso is able to copy file objects from
ISO 9660 filesystems to disk.

A special property of xorriso is that it needs neither
an external ISO 9660 formatter program nor an external
burn program for CD, DVD or BD but rather incorporates
the libraries of libburnia-project.org .


This release is mainly aimed at supporting GRUB and to make
obsolete program grub-mkisofs. This effort is coordinated
with GRUB script grub-mkrescue and its developer.
Another change has been made on request of H.Peter Anvin who
deprecated the use of the libisofs built-in ISOLINUX MBR.
He advises to use one of the files mbr/isohdp[fp]x*.bin
out of the same Syslinux release from where the ISOLINUX
boot image isolinux.bin was taken.
So xorriso option
  -boot_image isolinux isohybrid=on
has been replaced by
  -boot_image isolinux system_area=<External-MBR-File>
In mkisofs emulation  
  -as mkisofs isolinux_mbr=on|auto
was replaced by
  -as mkisofs -isohybrid-mbr <External-MBR-File>

* New -boot_image any system_area=,
  -as mkisofs option -G

* New -boot_image grub partition_table=on,
  -as mkisofs --protective-msdos-label

* New -boot_image isolinux partition_table=on,
  -as mkisofs -isohybrid-mbr

* New option -volume_date,
  -as mkisofs --modification-date=

* New -find action mkisofs_r,
  -as mkisofs -r

* New -find action sort_weight,
  -as mkisofs --sort-weight

* New -compliance options only_iso_version, no_j_force_dots
  avoid a bug in GRUB 1.96. They are default now.

License: GPLv3+

System requirements:
- GNU/Linux: kernel 2.4 or 2.6, libc, libpthread
- FreeBSD  : libc, libpthread, libiconv, IDE and SATA drives need atapicam
- on other X/Open systems there will be no direct operation of
  CD/DVD/BD drives, but only POSIX i/o which may or may not
  be offered by the system for DVD-RAM, DVD+RW, or BD-RE.

  libreadline + libreadline-development
  zlib + zlib-development
  on GNU/Linux: libacl + libacl-development
If they were present at compile time, then the optional libraries have to 
be present at runtime, too.

For more info, see http://www.gnu.org/software/xorriso/xorriso_eng.html

                   http://www.gnu.org/software/xorriso is mirrored at
                   scdbackup.sourceforge.net and scdbackup.webframe.org .


The xorriso release tarball is available at mirrors of
(see GNU FTP Mirror List http://www.gnu.org/prep/ftp.html )
or as

Post bug reports or requests to one of these mailing lists:
or directly to me:

Have a nice day :)


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