MacFUSE 2.0 Invites New Mac Filesystems

by Ostatic Staff - Dec. 11, 2008

This week, Amit Singh and team announced the release of MacFUSE 2.0 at a Google Open Source Developers speakers series. MacFUSE 2.0 is based on the FUSE (filesystem in userspace) project that is popular with the Linux crowd. It's a major update to the framework that provides support for alternate filesystems like NTFS in Mac OS X, and caters to developers who want to work with new filesystems. One very visible change to MacFUSE 2.0 is the addition of a new preference pane in System Preferences. This makes it simpler for end users to update MacFUSE or remove it entirely. It also adds experimental support for Snow Leopard and 64-bit systems (Leopard only), allows for Dtrace support for performance tuning, new Xcode project templates, and debugging hooks. Check out the full story at TheAppleBlog.