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From Tim Kettering <tim.ketter...@vivakos.com>
Subject Re: General Packaging mechanism
Date Wed, 21 Feb 2007 14:05:05 GMT

isn't .car also used in J2EE for the database connector packages  
often used in J2EE servers such as Geronimo?

On Feb 21, 2007, at 8:25 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> 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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