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Jigsaw javas that exceed MacOS name limit

From: Don Gilbert <gilbertd@bio.indiana.edu>
Date: Sat, 27 Jul 1996 10:16:09 -0500
Message-Id: <9607271516.AA17937@sunflower.bio.indiana.edu>
To: www-jigsaw@w3.org
Dear Anselm,

My thanks to you and to W3.org for providing this interesting 

I use several computing platforms, as many Java users do, 

MacOS.  Jigsaw does indeed work on MacOS (aside from the 

discussed "renameTo" bug that is in the Mac java interpreter).  There 

is one 
thing you could do to make it easier to use -- shorten a 

few of the 
java file names.

These file names of the JigSaw source 

are 2 characters too long 
for use on the MacOS, which allows a maximum 

of 31 characters:

./w3c/jigsaw/cvs/        CvsDirectoryHandlerInterface.java

./w3c/mime/              MIMEContentLengthInputStream.java


mac users of Java are well aware by now, that standard (Sun's?)

document generator that creates long file names such as

plays havoc with this
limit, but that isn't a problem with Jigsaw.


note for Mac users about the Jigsaw distribution formats:
You have 

the choice of .tar.gz (Unix) format or .zip (MSDos) format.
I have 

used the .tar.gz format.  Use "MacGzip" to uncompress, then use the

untar program. "suntar 2.0.5" will unpack all the files, renaming 

those with too long names. "tar4" will fail to unpack those w/ long 

Avoid "tar4". These apps are all available at standard mac 

archives (e.g., 
Info-mac mirrors).

- Don
Received on Saturday, 27 July 1996 11:20:15 UTC

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