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FromMichiel van der Vlist2:280/5555.0Date Write2018-02-05 21:23:05
ToBj”rn Felten0:0/0.0Date Arrived2018-02-05 23:40:07
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Hello Bj”rn,

On Monday February 05 2018 16:17, you wrote to me:

MvdV>> Changing the naming convention is a good opportunity to also
MvdV>> change something else: the compression.

BF> How do you distribute the FILE_ID.DIZ file if you don't use
BF> compression.

BF> The file is used on many BBSs to extract the file description.

FILE_ID.DIZ? BBS? Wazethat? :)

When was the last time you used that _i--- shaped piece of hardware to manually
cranck your car into starting? Sometimes progress means dumping no more needed
old stuff. Many Fidonet related files are distributed without FILE_ID.DIZ. The
nodelist, the nodediffs, the FTSC related files... I never hear complaints.
Apparently Fidonet works well without it. The FTSC never bothered to document
it, so it must not be all that critical. The Fidonews file is pretty self
descriptive anyway.

Just release the next issue of Fidonews without FILE_ID.DIZ and see what
happens...


Cheers, Michiel

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