Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <spc_at_conman.org>
Date: Wed Aug 11 16:23:01 2004

It was thus said that the Great Vintage Computer Festival once stated:
> HOWEVER, this makes it very difficult to use the imagefile on an emulator.
> To use the floppy disk example again, if the emulator wants Track 14
> Sector 8 (or Block 417) but it has not been explicitly laid out in the
> imagefile because it was originally zeroes, then the emulator, if poorly
> designed, may crap out.

  Are you trying to create an archive format, or a format that is to be used
by emulators? I say skip the emulators and concentrate on archival
purposes. An emulator can then use the archive format to create a disk
image in whatever internal format it requires.

  Don't complicate the problem.

  -spc (And don't try to become everything for everybody ... )
Received on Wed Aug 11 2004 - 16:23:01 BST

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