- Dec 18, 2009
References to Dragonbox? Son, i am highly disappointed.
Purely familiarity though I suspect. 'DBP' probably sounds better to me because it's three mouth voiced sounds with the same end mouth shape: 'dee bee pee'. In comparison, 'PND' benefits from sounding like 'P and D' spoken colloquially, but not much else, with most of the work being done by the tongue for the 'N'. 'DBP' should be easier for mouth readers, as the mouth closes for each syllable.I know .PND has a nice ring to it but .DBP makes a lot more sense and we can differentiate between old and new.
I like the analogyMaybe it's the Easter thing, but I kind of like the word "egg".
C'mon this is the Pandora board we always strive to broaden our horizon, even if that means getting onto a whole new level of "silliness" regarding discussionsDragonBox Package (DBP) seems fairly straight forward.
Until something is officially chosen can we stick with calling them DBP files? Referring to them as a dragon eggs seems... off somehow... *shrugs*Sounds good. PNG is probably the best choice for most desktop applications (which have mostly text and gui widgets), while JPEG is probably best for games. Since most desktop applications will not be put in dragon eggs but rather be already available as Debian packages, I don't see a reason to explictly say that PNG would be the preferred screenshot format.
Right, OK. But I guess it's less important to have our own metadata for those, since they will already have metadata in the Debian repositories. Ideally, there would be something like "apt-get install_as_dbp <packagename> <path_to_sd_card>", which somehow automagically repackages the Debian package as a portable DBP file -- and for all missing dependencies it would ask you whether you want to install them globally on your root filesystem, or whether to include them in the DBP file.That aside, I would hope that most desktop applications are available in both formats, as while there are one or two I'd like to have installed as Debian packages most I would still want as DBPs so they can be installed to a SD card.
Perhaps Cloudef's MakePnd could be adapted for that?
Aren't there implementations of union mount that allow more than just two overlays? We only need read-only overlays as far as /usr is concerned, so I see no a priori reason why overlaying should be very tricky.