Re: D9090 back to life !

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:29:49 -0600
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On 1/27/2014 4:59 PM, Rob Eaglestone wrote:
> re: container format.  Hasn't this been done already, i.e. the X64?  
> And, it's rather moribund (although I think there are fun things one 
> can do with a container).  But yes, tradition tends to be a handy bond.
> And, regarding the thought of a five-character extension: sure, but I 
> think that way lies madness; you'll suggest a modest and reasonable 
> but new way, and before you know it I'll have lost my self-restraint 
> and will suggest a real-like 256-byte header appended to those new 
> formats, and then I'll be suggesting a .D1541 image that includes that 
> header, and that the directory should be located at the front of the 
> image, and......well it's just madness, I tell you!!

I agree containers and different extensions are on a ship that has sailed.

However, I am wondering if there is a way to "embed" the metadata into 
the existing format.

Yes, I know there are issues...

Still, giving people the option of  using the last sector of track 18, 
for example, which is hardly ever used, or tacking a block onto the end 
of the image and putting data into that block would sure help matters.


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