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Xion skin format extension is going to have to change!

PostPosted: February 15th, 2008, 10:47 am
by Cliff Cawley

It seems that Office 2007 has decided to steal the .xsf file extension for 'Microsoft Office InfoPath Form Definition File'. How on EARTH they got xsf from that description is beyond me, but knowing what office is like with stealing back file associations, I don't want to have to handle the plethora of support calls from users using both.

I can think of two options to change to:




Both seem to not be taken. The problems with .xionskin will be that it means that they won't work on a FAT system that doesn't support long filenames and only support 8.3 filename format.

Therefore I'm leaning towards .xs, however give me your feedback!

Cliff :)

PostPosted: February 15th, 2008, 10:49 am
by Krakken
I vote .xs with a batch rename of all current skins plus automatically renaming existing .xsf to .xs when installing.

No poll? :p

PostPosted: February 15th, 2008, 1:42 pm
by Cliff Cawley
Krakken Wrote:No poll? :p

Ok ok!, done! 7 days, vote now!

Cliff :)

PostPosted: February 15th, 2008, 7:59 pm
by SLoB
XS Unknown Apple II File (found on Golden Orchard Apple II CD Rom)
XS Hummingbird Exceed File
XS Perl C routines
XSF Milnta APL Transfer Function

surprised m$ have not bought you out yet Cliff heheh ;)

hmm the more bespoke the extension the less likely to change if EVER Period!

.x_s not taken
.xion not taken?
.xio not taken?
.xis not taken? (xif taken numerous times)
.xi taken

PostPosted: February 16th, 2008, 8:59 am
by zeroone
.xsk is not taken and it looks pretty cool.

PostPosted: February 16th, 2008, 9:12 am
by Cliff Cawley
zeroone Wrote:.xsk is not taken and it looks pretty cool.

Ah excellent, I've reset the poll and added it :)

PostPosted: February 17th, 2008, 4:07 pm
by Krakken
But XSK has no meaning.

PostPosted: February 17th, 2008, 5:30 pm
by Cliff Cawley
Krakken Wrote:But XSK has no meaning.

Xion SKin

Cliff :)

PostPosted: February 19th, 2008, 1:19 pm
by bluefooz
I think .xsk would be nice.

PostPosted: February 21st, 2008, 9:48 am
by Halonut1
i voted .xs but if its already taken, then XKS will work just fine.

Last thing you need is a law(l)suit from M$...

PostPosted: February 21st, 2008, 12:21 pm
by Cliff Cawley
So far it seems .xsk is the winner, which seems like a great choice.

Obviously I'll support .xsf still, however .xsk will be the choice to go forward with.

The next public build will support .xsk as well as .xsf.

I'll also have to notify wincustomize to allow .xsk files once its all active within Xion.

Thanks everyone for voting!

Cliff :)

PostPosted: February 21st, 2008, 7:39 pm
by SLoB
and DeviantArt Cliff for file extension

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2008, 9:27 am
SLoB Wrote:and DeviantArt Cliff for file extension

good idea, also for .xsf, atm dA donĀ“t accept it as it is, they recognize it as a .zip and rename it

PostPosted: February 22nd, 2008, 10:47 am
by Cliff Cawley
Ok cool, I'll let them know when I change it :)

Thanks SLoB and ALAS!

Cliff :)