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Re: Installer UI advices

From: M. Uli Kusterer
Subject: Re: Installer UI advices
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 14:04:42 +0100

At 3:27 Uhr -0500 17.03.2005, Jeremy Tregunna wrote:
On 17-Mar-05, at 3:02 AM, Robert Slover wrote:

[...] -- so it is possible to compress a directory on, say, VMS, ftp it to some other VMS system, uncompress it and have a usable directory hierarchy

Except GNUstep doesn't run on VMS. And if for example, you're also talking about resource forks, .zip files don't preserve resource forks, so you're back at square one. There is a tar like program (think it's called xar or something similar) which does preserve resource forks. Just a thought.

Apple has devised a scheme for storing resource forks in ZIP archives. Basically, they have a folder named __MACOSX that replicates the entire directory hierarchy, and contains the resource forks of those files that have any.

That's the same scheme OS X uses on UFS volumes. Considering GNUstep's innate appeal to Mac developers, it'd probably be smart to recognize this special folder and warn the user about resources and not unpack the folder.
M. Uli Kusterer
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