Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Dwight K. Elvey <dwight.elvey_at_amd.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 16:03:47 2004

>From: "Vintage Computer Festival" <vcf_at_siconic.com>
>On Wed, 11 Aug 2004, Dwight K. Elvey wrote:
>> I can understand the need for both raw bit stream and extracted
>> data. I propose that it should always include both types of information.
>> The raw bits are needed to actually rebuild a particular format
>> but often the information in the data is all that one needs to extract.
>> In the case of the H8/89, we have working machines to read and write
>> the format. We just need the data that fills the sectors. In the case
>Sure. You can always take the imagefile and process it into a binary file
>that you then upload to the machine.
>I am not liking the concept of mixing ASCII and binary.

 I'm not proposing the have raw binary. I agree that it all should
be in ASCII. What I'm talking about here is just the data as
compared with all of the actual information related to the
format of the transitions on the disk surface. The archive needs
both or an easy way to separate them.
 Emulators only need the data where as recreating a disk needs
much more information.


>Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
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