LDE experimenters page
I have put this page up so people can down load a very old binary build of LDE. The code on the this page is very ALPHA code and is now quite old so use at you own risk.
If it destroys your disk I am not responsible, you have been warned. The current source code for the lastest version can be found in the CVS on source forge http://sourceforge.net/projects/lde/
code on this page has been complied for RedHat 7.2 but should work on
most systems as its linked against glibc 2.1. This snapshot includes
the full source code as of the
To enable directory viewing extensions:
Look at the instructions on how to build LDE from the CVS source follow those with the extra step of the option --enable-alpha-code to ./autogen.sh or ./configure when you configure LDE. Then continue with the build instructions as normal.
If you have a questions about LDE the best way to contact me is though the Sourceforge LDE page.
Though I never looked into LDE usefulness on recovering files under EXT3 I didn't think there would be big changes from the ext2 system. Unfortunately to keep an ext3 system consistent the file system zero's the Inode disk block information making it harder than the older versions of Linux for file recovery. What this means in practical terms is to recover a file you will need to do a manual search the disk for the blocks that made up the file. This is doable with LDE but hard work.
Its been a long time since I have done anything with LDE and for this I must say sorry. I came to the conclusion sometime in 2003 that putting all the GUI code into LDE was actually a bad idea and started to think about a better way to split the GUI and the LDE back end a bit like Qtparted.
This all came to an end when I was forced to change jobs in 2003 and had to sign a much more restrictive IP agreement – I am hoping to be able to ask for an exception for LDE but I am not very hopeful at this stage.
Still no change from my end just a update to let you know that I am still around.