Re: EFS and gnome/kde (was Re: Request: Test suite for EFS.)
- From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs eazel com>
- To: Svanberg Liss <lisss ydab se>
- Cc: gnome-devel-list gnome org, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: EFS and gnome/kde (was Re: Request: Test suite for EFS.)
- Date: 24 Feb 2000 03:39:04 -0800
Svanberg Liss <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I have talked to a kde developer today and efs was mentioned. The kde guys
> > would be very interested in discusing this. A unified gnome/kde file
> > format would go along way. They will be in email@example.com. Anyone
> > interested should meet there.
> > > Let's not forget that GMC already has the ability to peek inside
> > > compound files like tar files. There's absolutely no reason why
> Would it be possible to use the tar format, instead of a special
> gnome/kde-file-in-a-filesystem format?
> Tar is standard, and will probably remain as a standard for compund files.
EFS is better than the tar format because it allows efficient
read/write random access. If you want to modify a file in a tarball,
you have to essentially append a whole other copy to the end.
As long as there are good efs creation/extraction tools available
under an open source license, it shouldn't be much less portable than
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