NTFS write support (in the kernel)....
Hello everyone, just joined this forum. Would I be right in thinking that the latest kernel release (2.6.17) has no NTFS write support? I have tried out several recent distributions (SLAX, Mandriva, Puppy) with 2.6.x kernels and they have provided "patchy" write support through user space modules like captive-NTFS. I am asking this because I am considering writing a kernel patch to add read-write NTFS support.
I think it would help to attract Windows users to Linux if they could easily use their NTFS partitions as normal with Live CD distros. When I first tried out Linux (SLAX), I found it frustrating to have to mess around with fiddly user space modules just to save things. Also, does anyone know what kind of people one needs to talk to if they want to submit a contribution to the kernel? I looked on kernel.org but couldn't find any answers. Any help would be appriciated. Thanks.