Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Blocker Blocker
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0
    • Fix Version/s: 2.0
    • Component/s: Backup
    • Labels:
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    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_20_STABLE

      Description

      We have discussed this again on Friday, the problem with zip extension is people often unzip it not knowing what to do with our backup files. It is the same reason why Openoffice is using odt, etc.

      It was generally agreed it is a good idea to change, we have searched if this extension is used for something common, luckily it is not....

      Assigning to Eloy for final decision....

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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

          +-0 here (i.e. whatever people "generally agreed").

          Personally I prefer to show each file with its "real" extension, but...

          ... as far as it continues being one standard zip file and as far as .zip files continue being restorable, np here.

          Ciao

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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - +-0 here (i.e. whatever people "generally agreed"). Personally I prefer to show each file with its "real" extension, but... ... as far as it continues being one standard zip file and as far as .zip files continue being restorable, np here. Ciao
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          Petr Skoda added a comment -

          They agreed because I kept explaining why it is bad to use zip extension for something user are not supposed to extract. I guess OS X developers thought exactly that when they implemented automatic extraction of zip archives after download in Safari (see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2340)

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          Petr Skoda added a comment - They agreed because I kept explaining why it is bad to use zip extension for something user are not supposed to extract. I guess OS X developers thought exactly that when they implemented automatic extraction of zip archives after download in Safari (see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2340 )
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          Petr Skoda added a comment -

          http://moodle.org/mod/cvsadmin/view.php?conversationid=5554
          "Martin Dougiamas 11:28:14 am: but I'm going to put +100 for mbk"

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          Petr Skoda added a comment - http://moodle.org/mod/cvsadmin/view.php?conversationid=5554 "Martin Dougiamas 11:28:14 am: but I'm going to put +100 for mbk"
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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - - edited

          Oki, as said, np.

          Just guessing if "mbk" is a good one as far as has been used in the past for some old-glorious dBase files if I'm not wrong.

          Ciao

          PS: See:

          PS2: See this listing for the already used mb* extensions:

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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - - edited Oki, as said, np. Just guessing if "mbk" is a good one as far as has been used in the past for some old-glorious dBase files if I'm not wrong. Ciao PS: See: http://filext.com/file-extension/MBK http://extensions.pndesign.cz/mbk-file PS2: See this listing for the already used mb* extensions: http://extensions.pndesign.cz/file-extensions-list-beginning-with-m:f:mb (one alternative could be "mbz" - moodle backup zip, lol)
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          Petr Skoda added a comment -

          mbk was used by Atari too, I do not think it is a problem if we "reuse" some extension that is not used much any more. Out of curiosity I have tried to look up the OpenOffice extensions, looks like they did not care much who used the extensions before.

          "mbz" sounds good to me

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          Petr Skoda added a comment - mbk was used by Atari too, I do not think it is a problem if we "reuse" some extension that is not used much any more. Out of curiosity I have tried to look up the OpenOffice extensions, looks like they did not care much who used the extensions before. "mbz" sounds good to me
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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

          Plz, vote.

          1) MBK
          2) MBZ
          3) Another interesting alternative

          Ciao

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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - Plz, vote. 1) MBK 2) MBZ 3) Another interesting alternative Ciao
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          Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

          So much for dictator privs OK, mbz then, fine by me. Just please implement it quick.

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          Martin Dougiamas added a comment - So much for dictator privs OK, mbz then, fine by me. Just please implement it quick.
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          Petr Skoda added a comment -

          +1 for mbzzzz too

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          Petr Skoda added a comment - +1 for mbzzzz too
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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

          Done, all backup files are now generated with .mbz and backup UI enforces that extension.

          Restore isn't modified, so it will continue working with any valid ZIP file, no matter its extension.

          Resolving as fixed, ciao

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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - Done, all backup files are now generated with .mbz and backup UI enforces that extension. Restore isn't modified, so it will continue working with any valid ZIP file, no matter its extension. Resolving as fixed, ciao
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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment -

          Side note: Jerome, not sure how you're publishing courses to HUB... just in case you've there some harcoded .zip file and need to switch it to the new, dictatorial, .mbz extension.

          Ciao

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          Eloy Lafuente (stronk7) added a comment - Side note: Jerome, not sure how you're publishing courses to HUB... just in case you've there some harcoded .zip file and need to switch it to the new, dictatorial, .mbz extension. Ciao
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          Jérôme Mouneyrac added a comment -

          np Eloy, I write an issue or that

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          Jérôme Mouneyrac added a comment - np Eloy, I write an issue or that
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          David Mudrak added a comment -

          I love .mbz - it sounds so geeky :-p

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          David Mudrak added a comment - I love .mbz - it sounds so geeky :-p
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          Petr Skoda added a comment -

          updating title to match final decision

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          Petr Skoda added a comment - updating title to match final decision

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