Re: File locations on product media

Subject: Re: File locations on product media
From: "D. Michael McIntyre" <michael -dot- mcintyre -at- rosegardenmusic -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 08:33:08 -0500

On Wednesday 07 March 2007 6:11 am, Andy McAleer wrote:
> Does anyone have any knowledge of -- or, failing that, interest in :-)

> so-called "localized" folders (containing docs called readme.html in
> \en, \fr, etc). In my mind, avoiding lots of localized files with
> individual names in the root folder is probably a good thing, but I
> could be persuaded otherwise...

No knowledge of best practices, but I'd really favor the model with localized
files in a top level directory, and individual files contained within
subdirectories off of that. I've seen this model on commercial CDs, but I
can't locate any commercial CDs that exhibit this pattern at the moment.
(But then being a Linux guy, I have less than a handful of commercial
software CDs.)

In the absence of proof, I'll just go with my instincts. Instincts say
something like


is typical, or if not typical, a really good idea.

D. Michael McIntyre

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