GParted receives a speed boost with version 0.15.0
The developers of GParted have released version 0.15.0 of their open source partitioning tool and the accompanying GParted Live distribution. GParted 0.15.0 includes a number of significant changes that allow users to get status information on running processes and also make the tool twice as fast, according to the developers. Work has gone into making it easier to cancel running operations as well. GParted allows users to change their partition layout, recover and resize partitions and create new ones.
With GParted Live 0.15.0-1, the new version of the partition editor is also available as a standalone boot image; this is particularly useful for rescuing computers with corrupted partition layouts. The 140MB image can be booted from a CD or USB stick and is based on Debian Sid with a version 3.2 Linux kernel. GParted Live is available for 32- and 64-bit systems and includes several other partition tools aside from GParted.
More information on all of the new features in the release can be found in the release notes. GParted 0.15.0 itself is licensed under the GPLv2 and the source code for GParted and GParted Live is available from Sourceforge. Images for GParted Live 0.15.0-1 are available from the project's web site.