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From: Reid Sweatman (drunkardswalk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-26 16:22:49

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Beman Dawes
> Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2003 2:50 PM
> To: Boost mailing list
> Subject: RE: [boost] Do we still care about file names > 31
> characters?
> At 02:53 PM 11/26/2003, Reid Sweatman wrote:
> >Minor cavil: when you burn to CD, that's still the max
> name length, and >some of us like to run Boost from a CD in
> expanded form, at least, for
> the
> >documentation aspect. But maybe I'm completely in the minority.
> Good point. I'd forgotten about CD's.
> ISO-9660 level 2 and 3 limits are 32 characters
> ISO-9660/Joliet extensions allows up to 64 characters
> Browsing various web sites found by Google makes it appear
> most modern
> operating systems support ISO-9660/Joliet. Would the ISO-9660/Joliet
> maximum of 64 characters work for you?
> (I just tried burning a CD with the current Boost CVS tree,
> and it did fine
> on the filenames > 32 characters. But that's on a Win XP
> system that was
> all new hardward and software within the last year.)
> Thanks,
> --Beman

That about describes my setup. I burn with ISO-9660 l2 and the Joliet
extensions. The factor that generally kills things (try burning a saved MS
web page <g>) is the overall path length of 255 and the max path depth of 8.
So long as the entire site as expanded from the zip download can fit those
constraints, no problemo. I'd say you'd also want to account for the fact
that most users will have it an extra level or two down, as it won't be the
only thing on the CD. But I wouldn't consider that an unworkable
constraint; Boost could always go at the root. It would just be
inconvenient, not a show-stopper.

The current edition of Nero Burning ROM I've got doesn't seem to support ISO
level 3.

Reid Sweatman

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