In article <4D775095.30606(a)druck.org.uk>, David J. Ruck
On 09/03/2011 09:53, Brian Bailey wrote:
> I've got both the new and the old files open in front of me
> moment and there appear to be significant differences between the
> two, just related to Archive, zip and other related file types. I
> have to ask, because I have no way of understanding/assessing these
> differences myself, is 20110307 'correct', please?
It is /for me/.
The moto of the story is; don't update system files which you
understand with those from 3rd parties, if your machine is working
correctly - i.e. it hasn't been recommended to solve a particular
problem you have experienced.
This isn't the first time there have been problems with Tim's
Really? Please tell me about any specific /unresolved/ problems.
(Naturally everything else released is always perfect and never needs
There are sometimes clashes between how one person wants something mapped
and another. The software you have is likely different to mine. Some
entries are how they are because it /works for me/ as I think is clearly
and probably over-stated everywhere. If there hadn't been a complete
balls-up by archiving software (using the same filetype for different
content which couldn't be read by different programs) the Archive
filetype wouldn't be in the mess that it's in!
Fortunately, those of us blessed with SparkFS are hidden from these
issues as it doesn't seem to matter what compressed filetype is used for
zip or arc. SparkFS sorts it all out and re-types if necessary. Perhaps
having that has made me complacent. Certainly, it is not a problem here
but I will make changes asked (a) if it benefits others and (b) has no
detrimental effect here. :-) I remember there were issues with RISC OS
.arc files being uploaded onto web sites as .zip because some web servers
didn't know what to do with an .arc. Then at least if all archives (.zip
and .arc) became Archive/DDC it would download and could be sorted out
Perhaps people should also consider giving feedback in the way requested
instead of sniping in an irrelevant forum which only coincidentally I
Perhaps someone else could help by publishing details of all up-to-date
filetype allocations. Apart from rummaging though various !Boot files the
lists available online state clearly that DDC /is/ ZIP and that A91 not
only does not exist, if it did it is in an area of the types reserved for
'Acorn and other commercial software'. Given that many zip progs are not
commercial we must assume that different criteria are used by RISC OS Ltd
to allocate filetypes. I wonder what. Ah! Because SparkFS is commercial
perhaps. I would have thought &219 would have been more memorable and
relevant to being a .zip file. ;-o
RISCOS Ltd were gathering information to publish all this filetype stuff
online in 2002 and 2003 so it must be nearly ready by now.
If something goes wrong, or it doesn't work as you wish, restore your
backup mimemap file. If you didn't make one /as instructed/, take this
pointy hat and sit in the corner.
If you still have problems or suggestions, /contact me by email/.
Further discussion here about my mimemap file will be ignored by me as
this is not where it belongs.
Sorry about the long posting.