[Box Backup] Non-ASCII file and folder names crash Boxi at
restore but not at backup
Mon, 20 Apr 2009 21:46:41 +0100 (BST)
On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, Achim wrote:
> I am more than a bit surprised that nobody else is using the fantastic
> Boxi in a non-English (non-ASCII) environment, or did really nobody else
> encounter the filename issues that I tried to outline in my message from
> 8 April?
I doubt that many people are using Boxi at all. The last published binary
is quite old and missing a lot of important features.
> Any hints on where to start debugging (gdb) or looking for how Boxi
> (which is broken for these filenames) uses Box Backup (which works just
> fine) would be very welcome.
I would concentrate on saving and loading of configuration files. The best
thing to do would be to write a test case that creates a ClientConfig
object, puts some non-ASCII directory names into it, saves it to a file
and loads it again, and checks that the names are still correct. I suspect
that this is where the problem is.
I was trying to figure out how to put Unicode characters into C++ strings
(wxWidgets wxString objects) but I haven't worked it out yet.
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