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Re: Pre/Post-processing files on check-in/out

From: Jack Repenning <jrepenning_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-10-03 04:50:33 CEST

On Oct 2, 2007, at 6:55 PM, Steve Sisak wrote:

> Passť or not, I still need to support Mac OS resource forks, types
> and creators (those are on their way back) and other Mac OS file
> metadata.

Yeah, I was afraid of that. Had to ask, you know.

> But if you cast the problem as "support for general MIME type
> decoding", that has general usefulness. Supporting Mac OS files
> attributes is just a test case.

Hey, I like that "requirements judo"! I agree it puts the key parts
of the change into somewhere useful to all platforms (I'm real
paranoid about non-Mac developers breaking our Mac-o-syncracies -
nothing personal, just an abiding sense of fragility).

> The MIME types for Mac OS file encodings have been set in stone for
> at least a decade (maybe 2).
>
> Matt has proposed file:appledouble for the property which contains
> the AppleDouble header file (associate with a given data file) --
> the format of the contents has been defined since A/UX. Unless
> there are major objections from someone, it's fine with me.

Why isn't the standard name for this property "svn:mime-type"? I
think there are official standard MIME types for AppleDouble and -
Single (multipart/appledouble and application/applefile,
respectively), so anything with that MIME type could, by a Mac
client, be exploded into the "real" file on checkout, and glommed
back up on checkin, right?

(Mental note about non-Macophilic file systems, like UFS, on Mac
platforms....)

-==-
Jack Repenning
jackrepenning@tigris.org
Project Owner
SCPlugin
http://scplugin.tigris.org
"Subversion for the rest of OS X"

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