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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: lose the underscores! (was: Apache 2_0_31 is now rolled (take 2))
Date Sat, 02 Feb 2002 17:03:06 GMT
From: "Ben Hyde" <bhyde@pobox.com>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 9:20 PM


> Greg Stein wrote:
>  > On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 05:34:51PM -0800, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>  > >...
>  > > http://www.apache.org/dist/httpd/httpd-2_0_31-alpha.tar.gz
>  > 
>  > Why can't we name our damned tarballs and resulting directories like all
>  > other packages out there?
> 
> A superstitious behavior involving a fear of the Windows handling of
> extensions.  One of those things I recall feeling strongly about at
> the time. - ben

And there was a day, not long ago, that foo.x.y.z would have choked a good
number of Win32 filesystems, especially if the files lived on Netware or
LanMan Network shares.

I'd safely pronounce those days nearly gone, and 2.0 is as good a time as
any to change this convention.  We have a number of index.html.foo files
out there, that couldn't even be unpacked.  So many files in our cvs are
mult-extension that having a 2.0.31 really isn't a big issue.

[If it doesn't unpack into the top level correctly - the user can guess
that the contents below are mucked up as well :-]

Bill


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