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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-03 14:33:17


Apparently, ISO 9660, including Levels 2 and 3, does not allow names
containing more than one dot character (see, for instance, The requirement has always been present
in our file/directory naming guidelines --, but was
never checked/inforced. As the result, currently we have quite a
number of files (249!) that will have to be renamed before we can put
them on an ISO 9660 CD -- see

Note that this doesn't include BoostBook-generated documentation
(since it is not in the current CVS), which uses multiple dots
convention for the generated HTMLs all over the place.

It's not going to be terribly hard to fix all these issues, but I
wanted to bring this to everyone's attention to make sure that there
is a consensus that this is a right thing to do, and that the benefits
are worth the trouble.

Aleksey Gurtovoy
MetaCommunications Engineering

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