All, We have had this discussion before. I'm not against changing the extension for zim notes, but only on the condition that we have a clear file extension. The ".note" suggested above is something I would consider as it is human readable - but not sure if we can use that if it is already in use by Tomboy.
Suggestions I rejected i nthe past include ".zim" - which is used for the notebook config, ".wiki" as being to generic (although I might reconsider that one) and more cryptic combinations like "zwk" for zim-wiki etc. Regards, Jaap On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 3:53 AM, Michael Mulqueen <mich...@mulqueen.me.uk>wrote: > Hi Marcel and Svenn, > > Obviously Jaap will have to decide as it's his project. But I'd be > very much in favour of using a different file extension for zim's > files. I see only benefits. We gain the ability to do a fast mimetype > determination and with it the ability to integrate into things like > Zeitgeist. It won't change the ability to open zim files in a plain > text editor such as vim or gedit. In fact, if anyone needs this, all > they need to do is change the default program for the mimetype (which > is easily done from Nautilus) or access from the open dialogue of the > program. I note that the mime file for zim describes zim's format as a > subset of plain text, so you would hope that anything that struggled > with the idea of text/x-zim-wiki would see text/plain and treat it as > such. > > I can't remember for sure, but I seem to recall older versions of zim > (perhaps even back to the Perl Zim) not having the current header > information etc. that they do. Perhaps Jaap could confirm whether I'm > imagining this or not. In those days, it would obviously make sense > for them to be referred to as plain text, because that's actually all > they were. Now it's closer to file format in its own right. > > Regards, > Mike > > On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 10:09 PM, Svenn Are Bjerkem > <svenn.bjer...@googlemail.com> wrote: > > On 4 December 2011 22:49, Marcel Stimberg > > <stimb...@users.sourceforge.net> wrote: > >> Hi Michael, > >> I think there are two solutions to this problem: > >> * Register the .txt extension for the text/x-zim-wiki mime type -- > >> this has the small disadvantage that for all .txt files, a time-costly > >> (relatively speaking) content lookup has to be performed > >> * Use a different extension for zim notes (e.g. Tomboy uses .note) > >> > >> Any thoughts on this? > > > > I really would like to see zim accept that .txt files are pure text > > files and not supposed to be interpreted. Maybe making the extension > > configurable in the notebook.zim file? Using 'find' or 'locate' in > > unix looking for files with ending .txt seldom show me only my zim > > notebook pages. > > > > -- > > Svenn > > > > _______________________________________________ > > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki > > Post to : email@example.com > > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki > > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki > Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zim-wiki > More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp >
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