January 11, 2007 – A quick heads-up about Google’s release today of
MacFUSE, an open source port of the FUSE “Filesystem in Userspace”
mechanism, previously available only on Linux and FreeBSD. MacFUSE
gives OS X developers the ability to organize almost any data into a
file system; it also enables most existing Linux-based FUSE file
systems to work on the Mac. So Mac developers and even hobbyists can
easily write apps that provide a familiar file-system view of any
type of data from any source, whether a web service or a local
disk–a web photo album, for instance, or an iTunes library with
album art, playlists, artists, and genres organized in folders.

Amit Singh, engineering manager for the Mac Client team at Google,
announced the release of MacFUSE today at his Macworld talk, “Taming
Mac OS X Filesystems.” We have two blog posts up:


You can find the MacFUSE page on Google Code here: