[etoys-dev] Re: Etoys new fonts

K. K. Subramaniam kksubbu.ml at gmail.com
Sat Jun 12 11:20:54 EDT 2010

On Saturday 12 Jun 2010 5:58:57 pm Bert Freudenberg wrote:
> > 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?
${TMPDIR:-/tmp} on Unix/Linux/OSX. %TEMP% on Windows. But we could use mktemp 
calls in SecurityPlugin and launch scripts for portability.

BTW, would you like a separate thread for this?


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