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From Jonathan Levinson <Jonathan.Levin...@intersystems.com>
Subject RE: Why do you use .cmd rather than .bat?
Date Sun, 04 Dec 2011 21:17:37 GMT
A copy named fop.bat would be very useful to us.

We currently have most sites deployed on fop 1.0, which names the command script on Windows
as fop.bat.  For Skynav fop, for our Middle Eastern sites, we are contemplating (after suitable
QA) replacing fop 1.0 with Skynav fop.  However, some of these sites will be on versions of
our product which do assume the name of the script on Windows is fop.bat.  While, we can tell
users to rename fop.cmd to fop.bat, it will simplify configuration if fop ships with a fop.bat.

We thank the FOP community for a superlative technology, which allows us and our customers
to do report writing at many sites around the world in a cost-effective way.  Thank you to
everyone who contributes to the FOP community!  It is truly a noble effort!

Best Regards,
Jonathan Levinson
Senior Software Developer
Object Group
InterSystems
+1 617-621-0600
jonathan.levinson@intersystems.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Simon Pepping [mailto:spepping@leverkruid.eu]
> Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2011 4:07 AM
> To: fop-users@xmlgraphics.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Why do you use .cmd rather than .bat?
> 
> On Sat, Dec 03, 2011 at 06:02:29PM -0500, Jonathan Levinson wrote:
> > Hi Glenn,
> >
> > I have a question for you about skynav FOP.  Why on Windows do you use
> ".cmd" as the extension of the fop command file - fop.cmd, rather than fop.bat?
> >
> > We are going to be deploying skynav FOP at many sites and it would be great if
> we could rename the ".cmd" file to a ".bat" file since it would require fewer
> changes to our interface code.
> >
> > Doing some research it seems that on Windows 7, Vista, and XP there is little
> difference between ".cmd" and ".bat" files, and differences only become
> significant on Windows 98.  Am I wrong?  Did I misread an article on the Web?
> >
> > Thanks for the excellent work you have done!  Our Middle Eastern team tested
> your code and found nothing wrong with it in the context of our reporting tool,
> which calls FOP to do rendering.
> 
> Would renaming cause problems for users who depend on the name fop.cmd?
> Should we maintain a copy named fop.bat?
> 
> Simon
> 
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