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Source code changes of the file "doc/libdsk.txt" between
libdsk-1.5.15.tar.gz and libdsk-1.5.17.tar.gz

About: LIBDSK is a library for accessing discs and disc image files. Development version.

libdsk.txt  (libdsk-1.5.15):libdsk.txt  (libdsk-1.5.17)
LibDsk v1.5.15 LibDsk v1.5.17
John Elliott John Elliott
Abstract Abstract
LibDsk is a library intended to give transparent access to floppy LibDsk is a library intended to give transparent access to floppy
drives and to the “disc image files” used by emulators to drives and to the “disc image files” used by emulators to
represent floppy drives. represent floppy drives.
Abstract Abstract
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prior to 1.5.3, bear in mind that 1.5.3 is a substantial rewrite. prior to 1.5.3, bear in mind that 1.5.3 is a substantial rewrite.
The API for your programs remains the same, but there are The API for your programs remains the same, but there are
differences in implementation that may trip you up. In differences in implementation that may trip you up. In
particular, if you are writing to a disc image file it is very particular, if you are writing to a disc image file it is very
important to check the result of dsk_close() – there are a lot of important to check the result of dsk_close() – there are a lot of
drivers which make their changes in memory and don't try to drivers which make their changes in memory and don't try to
commit them until dsk_close() is called. commit them until dsk_close() is called.
For full details, see the file ChangeLog. For full details, see the file ChangeLog.
• Bugfix in the 'rcpmfs' driver - files larger than 16k could
(depending on extent mask) be wrongly recorded as sparse files.
• New 'ldbst' driver supporting LDBST (human-readable text • New 'ldbst' driver supporting LDBST (human-readable text
transformation of LDBS). transformation of LDBS).
• New 'dc42' driver for accessing Apple Disk Copy 4.2 disc • New 'dc42' driver for accessing Apple Disk Copy 4.2 disc
images. This means that LibDsk is dipping a first tentative toe images. This means that LibDsk is dipping a first tentative toe
into the world of GCR encoding, and representing it in disc into the world of GCR encoding, and representing it in disc
images. images.
• Read-only support for QRST5 disc images (a compressed form of • Read-only support for QRST5 disc images (a compressed form of
QRST). QRST).
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