[Openfontlibrary] Archive formats on OFLB. Was: Openfontlibrary Digest, Vol 34, Issue 13
ben at readingtype.org.uk
Sun Oct 26 09:37:35 PDT 2008
Dave Crossland wrote:
> 2008/10/26 Brendan Ferguson <drsassafras at gmail.com>:
>> After dong a little investigating, ccHost does allow you to see the
>> contents of a zip file. I installed ccHost and then uploaded a zip
>> file. The contents were there.
>> Am I on the same page as you guys?
> Yes; what it won't do is look inside .tar.gz or .tar.7z or .tar.bz2
> archives - or plain .tar archives, even.
And looking is all it will do for Zips. No unarchiving... so I can't for
example ask it about each of the files in the archive in a useful way.
It's just executing a system command or something in getID3 and then
waving the results in the air in an affable but essentially unhelpful
Ed Trager's recent thoughts on this problem are good, but (probably)
outside the scope of the work that we're doing right now.
After the current work's done we can take a fresh look at the problem.
The new OFLB stuff is version controlled hence low-key updates shouldn't
be too much of a hassle.
I would want to have an archive solution PDQ since it's clear from the
discussion that the tier of users who want OFLB to be an effective
package source need this done. And they have been waiting a while.
Meanwhile, I'm afraid, it's going to be tough for the likes of
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