When MX 21 was released, many folks lamented the fact that disk-manager was missing from the default installation. Disk-manager was python2 based and the original author was not going to update the app to python3. So we adopted disk-manager into the mx tool family (with permission from original developer Mertens Florent), and a new version was ported to python3 largely by MX team members Nite Coder and fehlix. Disk-manager maintains its ability to mount internal partitions and act as an editor for /etc/fstab. The app is currently available in the MX test repo and will eventually make it to the main repo once translations catch up a little.
The second app many noticed missing from MX’s usual configuration was system-config-samba, which provided an interface for creating samba/cifs shares via editing of smb.conf. This app was also python2 and more or less deprecated on debian 11. Rather than try to port system-config-samba to python3, we decided to work on a new app that would be more useful for folks that might also be using the thunar-shares-plugin or the plasma/dolphin file sharing capabilities. The new app is mx-samba-config (by team members adrian and d.o.) and works with the same samba “usershare” system as the file manager plugins. The user can setup up samba shares for folders they own, as well as proving an interface for adding and removing samba users. mx-samba-config is currently available in the MX test repo, and also moving towards getting translations.
So if the capabilities of the old apps are something you missed, check out the new apps in the MX Test Repo. The best way is with mx-packageinstaller->test repo tab.