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

  • From: "Erik Jaesler" <erik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 10:29:26 -0700

>> "shatty" <shatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>  ...
>> > Use the appname.rsrc convention for naming your
>> > resource file.  hint: add .rsrc to the "Resource file"
>> > in FileTypes to get these to identify properly in tracker.
>> > (no, it's not there by default, believe it or not.)
>> > 
>> > examples:
>> > Styled Edit: StyledEdit.rsrc
>>  ...
>> > Also, as Francois brought up, some sort of text based
>> > resource creation files would be really great. 
>I'm not sure, if I see the benefits. Icons for example look very ugly 
>as text dumps. And if it is about being able to modify resources from 
>the command line, then it would be more helpful to complement `listres' 

>by tools like `catres' and `addres' (similar to the attribute tools).

Unless we're doing vector-based icons, in which case SVG would fit 
perfectly with an XML resource scheme. =)


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