Perhaps a Hydra!
I have no problem with adding .7z to the wiki. It all depends on the end user and what Sub would like. If N-PVR is still going to inhabit a similar space to GB-PVR then all of these things should be more specialist. If however he would like N-PVR to be more 'end user' based then I am of the thinking that things need to be less complicated.
I have enough problems explaining to people they should look in their Junk email box in Outlook let alone how to do anything even more complicated. It is boring and tiresome, I'm looking for direction here too
Something has been really bugging me about this, I thought that pmwiki should allow .7z by default, so I just tried:
perhaps just because a small file it allowed it?
(try agin with a bigger one Jaggy)
If you want more control over the install, hopefully you will know what you are doing, so you'll probably have some extra tools like 7zip installed anyway...
Just seeing what is wrong here with .7z I got it working but small file....Yup, I think that is a very good call. Installer version or suitable program to de-compress 7zip (haven't used 7zip meself). Just put that detail on your wiki page, good to go
Of course to play devil's advocate if .7z was 'upped' on its limit to say 4MB then why would not someone else come along and say but I want to upload a 3.5MB .tar? Etc etc etc ....
I don't think you will have any problem slipping this by Wiki Day admin, I'm just the grumpy night watch!
I see no problem with allowing a larger file size upload of a .7z here (apart from my previous comment about other users then saying but what about my .tar etc etc) Could it be that given this is new wiki we could agree some constraints need to be placed in order? (This does have to be managed in some way, even though it is a wiki!) Allow .7z with a greater size limit? But not all compressed file formats should be given 'carte blanche'? There have to be some limitations otherwise becomes a 'free for all'?
I will recommend this as a very reasonable 'include' but can you bear with us as the wiki is held on Sub's server and any tweaks like this require a new upload to his server with input by Sub needed. At this point in time we are trying to not overload Sub with anything he doesn't really need to know (or have to deal with)! And also always best to upload a bunch of changes in one hit. Duly noted with my very not grumpy head on. .7z in with 4MB limit (as far as I would recommend).
Don't know why, I really must be in a good mood
Last edited by steeb; 2010-10-17 at 04:09 AM.