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Subject: Re: new extension for talkbox directory clip: ".dirname.tbx"
From: roland (for_spam_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2004-04-15


hi!
>I don't see any problems with dotfiles, even for windows users. Normally
>you create them once with a script and don't care about them afterwards.
>Copying and moving is no problem with the explorer once they are
>created. However, if there's a majority voting for an underscore-name,
>it's ok for me, too.

i`m from the "heterogenous win/unix world" :) - but i would favour using
underscores instead of dots in general.

why?

you cannot expect "untechnical average windoze users" understand why they cannot rename
a dotfile to something else and vice-versa. think of someone trying to rename .rockbox to
.rockbox.old
he will wonder and/or get confused - and i see no point why someone should potentially
stumble accross such error.
probably users use tools/scripts(vbs?) for backing up files - and these could fail with
dotfiles, too (as explorer does).

i don`t think it needs others being "educated" by us unix-guys just for the purpose
of: "hey, look how braindead windows-explorer is regarding dotfiles! we are coming from unix
and we like dotfiles. dotfiles are way cool and win32 subsystem supports them! so we use them!" :)

regards
roland

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andreas Stemmer" <groovingandi_at_gmx.de>
To: "Rockbox development" <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2004 10:35 PM
Subject: Re: new extension for talkbox directory clip: ".dirname.tbx"

> Brian Wolven wrote:
> > Placing them anywhere *but* the directory where they are to be spoken is
> > just asking for trouble, increased code complexity, and myriad
> > possibilities for synchronization errors. Change the '.' to an '_', and
> > change 'dirname' and the extension to anything else, as long as it's
> > fixed. But don't decouple the clips from the folders. That's begging for
> > trouble, IMO. I think it would also be pretty easy to look for either
> > '.dirname' or '_dirname' without doing a fullblown directory search.
> > This would allow UNIX users to keep the files hidden, if they so choose,
> > and allow windows users who prefer the explorer interface to manage
> > their files more easily.
>
> Just to add my opinion (in case anybody cares...):
> I prefer having the clips within the mp3 directories to prevent any
> synchronization problems. I don't care about the name and the extension
> of the clips, as long as it's more or less self explaining and not too
> cryptic.
> I don't see any problems with dotfiles, even for windows users. Normally
> you create them once with a script and don't care about them afterwards.
> Copying and moving is no problem with the explorer once they are
> created. However, if there's a majority voting for an underscore-name,
> it's ok for me, too.
>
> Andreas
>
>
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