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New Xion Skin format extension

Poll ended at February 23rd, 2008, 9:12 am

.xsk
14
82%
.xs
2
12%
.xionskin
1
6%
 
Total votes : 17

Postby Cliff Cawley » February 15th, 2008, 10:47 am

Hi,

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:

.xs

or

.xionskin

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 :)
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Postby Krakken » February 15th, 2008, 10:49 am

I vote .xs with a batch rename of all current skins plus automatically renaming existing .xsf to .xs when installing.

No poll? :p
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Postby Cliff Cawley » February 15th, 2008, 1:42 pm

Krakken Wrote:No poll? :p


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

Cliff :)
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Postby SLoB » February 15th, 2008, 7:59 pm

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
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Postby zeroone » February 16th, 2008, 8:59 am

.xsk is not taken and it looks pretty cool.
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Postby Cliff Cawley » February 16th, 2008, 9:12 am

zeroone Wrote:.xsk is not taken and it looks pretty cool.


Ah excellent, I've reset the poll and added it :)
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Postby Krakken » February 17th, 2008, 4:07 pm

But XSK has no meaning.
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Postby Cliff Cawley » February 17th, 2008, 5:30 pm

Krakken Wrote:But XSK has no meaning.


Xion SKin

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Postby bluefooz » February 19th, 2008, 1:19 pm

I think .xsk would be nice.
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Postby Halonut1 » February 21st, 2008, 9:48 am

i voted .xs but if its already taken, then XKS will work just fine.

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Postby Cliff Cawley » February 21st, 2008, 12:21 pm

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!

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Postby SLoB » February 21st, 2008, 7:39 pm

and DeviantArt Cliff for file extension
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Postby ALAS » February 22nd, 2008, 9:27 am

SLoB Wrote:and DeviantArt Cliff for file extension


good idea, also for .xsf, atm dA don´t accept it as it is, they recognize it as a .zip and rename it
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Postby Cliff Cawley » February 22nd, 2008, 10:47 am

Ok cool, I'll let them know when I change it :)

Thanks SLoB and ALAS!

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