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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-12 07:43:53

Paul A Bristow wrote:

>> I couldn't figure a way to make Doxygen generate smaller file names and
>> it would be impossible to manually shorten the names of hundreds of
>> files every time we need to generate the files. Can we lift the file
>> name length restriction? Any other solutions?

Try short names option:

> Reluctantly, I'm coming the view that we should relax the restrictions.
> IIRC the rationale was based mainly on the wish to be able to burn CDs. However increasingly CD burning software can produce CDs
> that are less restricted, certainly up to 64 chars using ISO 9660 and Joliet extensions. For example Nero certainly allowed this
> restrictions to be eased (and more nesting depth too).
> Windows appears to require short filename for bootable CDs, but I am not sure about other files.
> Should we start a new thread to discuss this when 1.35 is out?

I suppose, but I thought we were already taking into account whats allowed by
the extensions in the policy? I still want to be able to burn boost on a cd...


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