On 07/27/2017 11:52 AM, Roberto wrote: > Hi Richard, thanks for bringing in your experience. > > If the tar.gz was something you can "mount" like a read-write DMG it > would make sense to say that the archive does what I have in mind. As > far as I know one can open DMG files and edit them and close them, > effectively saving the content. The way it is now with tar.gz for me > it is good only for archival purposes.
In theory, this could probably be done using fusefs on Linux, but that's not a general solution, and we don't automatically add images, say, to the archive when you add a picture. I'll think more about this. It's too late for 2.3, but it's something that could go into 2.4. Richard > > Hopefully more people would enjoy having a "all-inclusive" file like > this one. > > Cheers, > Roberto > > > On 27/07/2017 16:40, Richard Heck wrote: >> On 07/27/2017 09:07 AM, Roberto wrote: >>> Let me explain better. The reason for asking for a feature like that is >>> not that I cannot clic one more time to unpack a tar.gz :) >>> >>> The tar.gz is an export, not a "Save", that is the difference. Save >>> means that you can edit it and keep saving every now and then. >>> >>> Furthermore the two things are difference because you can even remove >>> the pictures from the disk and you still have them in the file. >>> >>> What I am looking for is a LyX file that does as a MS Word file does: >>> one editable file contains all you need to work on the document. >>> >>> One could achieve this if the LyX file was actually a directory >>> structure managed by LyX and when you save the file you save all the >>> directory structure controlled by it. The user does not need to see >>> all the complications about where the pictures are stored, just needs >>> to see the pictures in the file. >> >> There was some discussion of such a file structure, and I did a bunch of >> work on it myself a few years ago. But there were also disagreements >> about how exactly it should work, so it never went anywhere. The archive >> we have now was a kind of compromise. But note that it really is a >> pretty good compromise. It gives you, precisely, a 'directory structure' >> that contains all the files needed for that document. It's just that >> it's packed into a zip file or whatever. >> >> What it LyX was able to open such an archive directly? And what if, when >> it had done so, it 'saved' the file directly to such an archive? I can >> easily imagine the unpacking actually being done into the temporary >> directory. This might not be very hard to achieve. >> >> Richard >> >> > >