[openbeos] Re: resource files, application signatures, and icons

  • From: "Nathan Whitehorn" <nathan.whitehorn@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 21:36:34 EDT (-0400)

> On Friday 27 September 2002 21:44, you wrote:
> > En réponse à Scott MacMaster <zqxh@xxxxxxx>:
> > > What's with x-vnd?  What does it mean?  What about something like
> > > this?
> >
> > x = extention (= not normalised or listed in the mime official 
> > list)
> > vnd = VeNDor I guess.
> >
> > I don't see why we would get rid of this, just seems familiar to me 
> > now =)
> >
> > > application/obos.x86.company.program_name
> > >
> > > or if sub items are possible ( I would prefer this)
> > >
> > > application/obos/x86/company/program_name
> >
> > I wonder is the MIME specs allow a 2nd slash (that is if it allows
> > namespace subdivision, as the slash looks like a reserved char).
> 
> Correct me if I am wrong, but the inclusion of the architecture isn't 
> needed.
> 
> I seem to remember BeOS knowing some other way that an app is either 
> a PPC or 
> an old binary-format application and changing its icon to represent 
> that.

They just have different MIME types. A ppc app, for instance is 
application/x-be-application. Intel (elf) and Intel (PE) are different.
-Nathan


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