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Jigsaw javas that exceed MacOS name limit

From: Anselm Baird-Smith <abaird@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 1996 08:45:21 +0500
Message-Id: <9608051245.AA14656@www18.w3.org>
To: gilbertd@bio.indiana.edu (Don Gilbert)
Cc: www-jigsaw@w3.org

Hi Gilbert,

The length of filenames will be fixed in next release. I will include
you documentation comments in next Jigsaw release.

Tanks,
Anselm.

Don Gilbert writes:
 > Dear Anselm,
 > 
 > My thanks to you and to W3.org for providing this interesting 
 > 
 > Jigsaw.
 > I use several computing platforms, as many Java users do, 
 > 
 > including
 > 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/jigsaw/resources/ 
 > 
 >  AttributeHolderInitException.java
 > ./w3c/mime/              MIMEContentLengthInputStream.java
 > 
 > 
 > As 
 > 
 > mac users of Java are well aware by now, that standard (Sun's?)
 > java 
 > 
 > document generator that creates long file names such as
 > "w3c.jigsaw.resources.HTTPResource.html" 
 > 
 > plays havoc with this
 > limit, but that isn't a problem with Jigsaw.
 > 
 > 
 > A 
 > 
 > 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
 > proper 
 > 
 > 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 
 > 
 > names. 
 > Avoid "tar4". These apps are all available at standard mac 
 > 
 > archives (e.g., 
 > Info-mac mirrors).
 > 
 > - Don
 > 
 > 
 > 
Received on Monday, 5 August 1996 08:45:25 GMT

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