[etoys-dev] Re: Etoys new fonts
bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Jun 12 08:28:57 EDT 2010
On 12.06.2010, at 10:09, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:
> On Saturday 12 Jun 2010 1:42:04 am Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> I was simply suggesting that for
>> better clarity we use "resource directory" in the code, rather than "image
> +1 and introduce userRepository or toysRepository instead of defaultDirectory.
> The current names are misleading.
I do not think this would add clarity. By default, stuff goes to the default directory. Seems clear enough to me.
>> A lot of code assumes (rightly) that the default directory is writable.
>> When the security sandbox is enabled, we only have a single writable
> why only one directory (writable+persistent)?
> When I wrote LatexMorph, I also
> needed writable+volatile for converting LaTeX code to images quickly on the
> fly. I didn't want persistent directory because of higher i/o latencies, power
> drain and/or wear-n-tear risks. Do you see any increased security issues with
> two repos?
> I expect similar situations in code involving dynamic font operations,
> multimedia codec or inter-process communications. Anyone?
We would have to change the SecurityPlugin on all platforms. I see little benefit to Etoys, but hypothetically, which directories would you like this "volatile" directory to be, on each of our supported platforms?
- Bert -
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