[etoys-dev] Re: Etoys new fonts

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Jun 12 12:51:59 EDT 2010

On 12.06.2010, at 17:20, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:

> 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?

The new thread on vm-dev is enough I think, no need to discuss here further :)

- Bert -

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