Re: Multi-OS CD Burning Software

Subject: Re: Multi-OS CD Burning Software
From: Lou Quillio <public -at- quillio -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 20:30:04 -0400

Spreadbury, David wrote:
> The Windows port of MakeISO, a UNIX-based utility that has been around
> for a very long time, and it is free.

May not even need it. Windows or anything else is capable of
burning files and directories to CD/DVD without special tools.

The prior use of HY-CD may be clouding the issue. Ditch it.

The question of whether you want certain automatic behaviors upon CD
mount is another matter.

The easiest cross-platform solution for giving users a starting
point is to include HTML-based docs, with a top-level file maybe
named `readme.html`. Everybody's got a browser, and most can figure
out `readme.html`.

To make special accommodation for Windows users, it may be possible
to write an `autorun.inf` that would load `readme.html` in the
system's default browser upon CD mount. Other systems would ignore it.

>From `readme.html` you could have all manner of additional
browser-based docs, with fancy DHTML behaviors, etc.


ps. One thing: beware the dreaded BOM (byte-order mark) which some
Windows text-editors will embed in text files. Save everything


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