[Scribus] .sla.gz file association in Windows

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Thu Aug 30 14:58:27 CEST 2007

Craig Bradney wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> Subject: Re: [Scribus] .sla.gz file association in Windows
>> From: Marcin Szafran <jm_sz at vp.pl>
>> To: scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de
>> Date: 30-08-2007 12:39
>> Wiadomosc napisana przez Pierre Marchand, 30.08.2007 12:22, zawierala 
>> m.in. takie slowa:
>>>> maybe compressed Scribus' docs should have different ext (.slagz for
>>>> example - unfortunatelly slag is not quite good ;)?
>>> Maybe ".slz" ?
>> good, i think :)
>> developers, what do you think about it?
> We have previously discussed changing the format extensions when we make
> more format changes later in the 1.3.x series, which will then have a second
> mimetype attached. (sla is vnd.scribus)
The problem really stems from the limited environment that Windows is, 
and the obstinacy of Microsoft to change something that is quite simple 
to change. When you think about it, judging a file type by its extension 
rather than content is dumb computing at its worst, and part of the 
reason why Windows is such a dangerous OS.
It would seem that .sla.gz still needs to be a legitimate extension, 
since like .tar.gz denotes a tarred file that has been gzipped, .sla.gz 
is a .sla file that has been gzipped, but that wouldn't mean that .sgz 
(like .tgz) could not also be used.


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