Much ado about scripting, Linux & Eclipse: card subject to change

2007-03-05

I just can't resist...

Sitting in my hotel room, waiting patiently for 128M of Eclipse SDK bits to shuffle their way over here from Ottawa, as there's no longer any closer mirrors for I builds. Had a look at what's on this year's EclipseCON USB key, and once again, the presentations' files are truncated to some artbitrarily short length. Must be a Windows thing. :P

Maybe it's the fact I attended the blogger soiree and the the two slices of 'zza haven't absorbed all the beer yet. Or maybe I'm just a sucker for a user assistance joke. Either way...

2 comments:

[--Fox--] said...

It's indeed a Windows restriction (the file system). We need to strip the names and all funky (and not so funky) characters from the names in order to play well with Windows.

For us linux fellows everything would have worked fine, but oh well. We can still read them just fine so i guess is not that bad. =D

Nick said...

For next year, why not generate a simple HTML index page with links to the various pdfs/zips/folders so that you can provide the full titles and map the mangled filenames to the full ones?