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From Julian Reschke <julian.resc...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: General Packaging mechanism
Date Wed, 21 Feb 2007 13:25:41 GMT
Tobias Bocanegra schrieb:
> well, it seems that they use now .sar as new extension:
> 
> "In the past SAP developed the tool and named it CAR. The extensions
> of all compressed files were named ".CAR" as well. In SAP release 4.6C
> SAP decided to enhance the functionality of the CAR utility a bit.
> Therefore, the internal structure of the compressed files slightly
> changed. Because of this, it was necessary to create a new extension.
> There the new extension ".SAR" was born and the new utility was named
> SAPCAR."
> 
> however, finding a suitable, not used extension is almost impossible
> (http://filext.com/detaillist.php?extdetail=car&Search=Search). using
> .car seemed to be to most obvious and least known in the j2ee/java
> world.

Point taken, but maybe it may make sense to consider to longer 
extensions, such as "jcrcar".

Unrelated to that...:

> - use a standard format for the archive (i.e. zip/jar)

If you use ZIP/JAR as format, how are you going to handle non-ASCII 
characters in filenames in a portable way?

Best regards, Julian

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