Unofficial files in the OMR


Unofficial files in the OMR
#1
I'd like to discuss this:

http://forums.ldraw.org/showthread.php?t...28#pid3128

Should we change in http://www.ldraw.org/Article593.html:

Quote:Unofficial parts are allowed to be used. The filename of the unofficial part is subject to the naming rules above (e.g. 33056.dat would be renamed to <MPD Filename> - 33956.dat).

to

Quote:Unofficial parts are allowed to be used. The filename of the unofficial part is subject to the following naming rules:

<Set Number> - <Unofficial Part Number>.dat

<Set Number> is the the number printed on the model's container.
<Unofficial Part Number> is the unofficial part number assigned in that very moment

(e.g. 33956.dat would be renamed to <Set Number> - 33956.dat).

w.
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#2
The only concern I have is the fact that it makes existing OMR-compliant files no longer compliant. I agree that it is a better way to name the parts.
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#5
So far I've got only a handful of OMR sets with unofficials I ship with the AIOI, which can be corrected in the wink of an eye if we change the specs now.

w.
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#3
You might want to check your example Wink (33956 vs 33056)

Tim


Oh crap. Reply in LSC. Sorry!

Tim
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#4
Fixed. Thanks for reporting.

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#6
Isn't it easier and more (and fully backwards compatible) to add the notion: the last ' - ' is to be used for splitting etc?
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#7
It is clear what <Set Number> stands for but <MPD Filename> could also be: 4896 - Roaring Roadsters - Roadster.mpd

and then we are going to have: 4896 - Roaring Roadsters - Roadster - 33956.dat

w.
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#8
Comments?

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#9
I feel your proposed change makes sense. I don't understand Roland's question, though.
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#10
I thought the problem was an extra ' - ' in file names which leads to wrong deconstruction later on. You could avoid such problems by stating to only use the first / last ' - ' while splitting.

But like the referenced thread points out you need to split three things making things more difficult.

So if we keep the "setnr - name - unoff" format we should prohibit the use of ' - ' (or just '-'?) in the subnames.

f we keep only "setnr - unoff" prohibiting it in the setnr only should be enough for splitting.
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#11
Hmmm ... things start getting messy. Since we have <Set Number>[ - <Optional Qualifier>] - <Individual filename> for the subfiles it might a good idea to change this as well to:

<Set Number>-[<Optional Qualifier>] - <Individual filename>

and consequently use:

<Set Number>-[<Optional Qualifier>] - <Unofficial Part Number>.dat

w.
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Re: Unofficial files in the OMR
#12
I'm going to call for a vote shortly for the following change. Please rise your voice if there is anything you cannot put up with:



Change in http://www.ldraw.org/Article593.html:

Quote:Unofficial parts are allowed to be used. The filename of the unofficial part is subject to the naming rules above (e.g. 33056.dat would be renamed to <MPD Filename> - 33956.dat).

to

Quote:Unofficial parts are allowed to be used. The filename of the unofficial part is subject to the following naming rules:

<Set Number>[-<Optional Qualifier>] - <Unofficial Part Number>.dat

<Set Number> is the the number printed on the model's container.
<Optional Qualifier> is a sequential number, starting with 1, added if there is more than one set that could be assigned <Set Number>
<Unofficial Part Number> is the unofficial part number assigned in that very moment

(e.g. 33956.dat would be renamed to 3345 - 33956.dat or 3345-1 - 33956.dat).
LEGO ergo sum
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#13
I'm ok with this.

Although I kinda hate breaking backwards compatibility the spec isn't that old yet so it shouldn't cause to much hassle.
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