GParted Live 0.16.1-1 declared "well-tested, stable"
The end of recent problems seems to have arrived for the makers of the free partition editor GParted, with the GParted developers announcing the release of "a well-tested, stable release of GParted Live". This release follows on from their announcement, earlier this week, of an "intensively reviewed" and tested GParted 0.16.1.
The developers recently had problems with the update of GParted 0.15 where bugs were found which could cause data loss. The developers worked on the code and released version 0.16 only to find another problem as they put together the Live CD version of GParted, which could also cause data loss. With the release of GParted 0.16.1, the developers fixed those problems and began assembling the new Live CD edition.
To ensure that this new LiveCD was a solid release, the developers say they ran it, successfully, through a battery of 200 tests including "moves, copies, creates, labels, new UUIDs, growing, shrinking, and deleting partitions containing each type of file system". The new release is strongly recommended for anyone running GParted Live 0.15.0-x or 0.16.0-x if they wish to avoid data loss. GParted images, application source and binaries are available from the GParted download page. The developers still advise users to backup data before using the tool.