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From Ralf Eichinger <ralf.eichin...@pixotec.de>
Subject Re: Embedding applet in post
Date Sun, 19 Dec 2010 18:45:16 GMT
Hi Dave,

thank your for caring about my issues!
- Aliases would be a good thing, indeed.
- Yes, I want to be a committer to the themes/extra project, so it is
easier to update themes and upload new ones. Thank you!


Am Sonntag, den 19.12.2010, 10:11 -0500 schrieb Dave:
> Comments below...
> 
> On Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 9:27 AM, Ralf Eichinger
> <ralf.eichinger@pixotec.de> wrote:
> > the problem is: media files are only retrievable through an encrypted URL
> > like:
> > http://blog.datazuul.com/roller/mediaresource/eced4813-5f8c-4185-a4c1-ad27bf785da6
> > (I put AlexWarp.class and BillSmall.gif" into "mediafiles/applets")
> >
> > but I need an URL like:
> > http://blog.datazuul.com/roller/mediaresource/applets/AlexWarp.class
> >
> > so that I could embed the java class as an applet (sorry for the deprecated
> > "applet" tag, here is the new one):
> >
> > also all file names visible in the media files browser are transformed to
> > lowercase... Bad idea for Java class names.
> >
> > So two requirements:
> > - an alias input field for each media file (e.g. alias=
> > applets/AlexWarp.class (relative to absolute "mediaresource" URL)) that can
> > be used in absolute urls:
> > http://blog.datazuul.com/roller/mediaresource/applets/AlexWarp.class
> > - no lowercase transformation for file names (maybe this not necessary, when
> > alias works...)
> 
> Yes, this is a real limitation of the new "Media Files" implementation
> which as designed for multi-media files, images, videos, etc. One goal
> of the Media Files work was to allow a hierarchy of folders, but also
> to allow you to move things about in those folders without breaking
> links to images, videos, etc.
> 
> There is a way of aliasing files, but that is only available for "old"
> files that were migrated from earlier versions of Roller. Perhaps the
> best way to resolve this problem is to enable that aliasing for all
> files, or at least add an configuration option to allow it. I created
> an issue to track this:
> 
>    https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/ROL-1899
> 
> 
> > By the way: how can I commit my "lightword" theme to rollerthemes.com?
> 
> rollerthemes.com was never part of the Apache Roller project and it no
> longer exists now. The URL simply redirects to the old Roller project
> at Java.net. We used that project to store Roller plugins and themes
> that could not be part of Roller due to their license.
> 
> Moving forward, I think we should instead use Apache Extras for Roller
> add-ons and themes. Here's our new space:
> 
>    http://code.google.com/a/apache-extras.org/p/roller-extras/
> 
> I can add you as a committer there if you'd like, or add your theme
> there myself.
> 
> - Dave



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