Issue #7712 has been reported by postmodern (Hal Brodigan).

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Feature #7712: Add .txt extensions to all plain-text documentation files for Windows users
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/7712

Author: postmodern (Hal Brodigan)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: DOC
Target version: 


Given that Ruby is now aiming for Windows 8 support, all plain-text documentation files should have a .txt extension. This allows Windows users to easily open the files; since Windows relies on the file extension to determine which app to open the file with. For files that contain RDoc formatting, add a .rdoc extension. This proposed change does not conflict with GNU Coding Standards [1], which only specifies the required names of project files and not their extensions.

Files to rename:

* sample/README (.txt)
* spec/README (.rdoc)
* COPYING (.txt)
* ChangeLog (.txt)
* GPL (.txt)
* README (.txt)
* doc/ChangeLog-YARV (.txt)
* doc/pty/README (.txt)
* doc/rake/README (.rdoc)
* doc/rake/CHANGES (.rdoc)
* doc/rubygems/README (.rodc)
* NEWS (.rdoc)
* test/rdoc/README (.txt) (only contains "you don't have to" ??)
* BSDL (.txt)
* README.EXT (.txt)
* symbian/README.SYMBIAN (.rdoc)
* LEGAL (.txt)
* lib/README (.txt)
* misc/README (.txt)
* ext/stringio/README (.rdoc)
* ext/bigdecimal/README (.txt)
* ext/gdbm/README (.txt)
* ext/racc/cparse/README (.rdoc)
* ext/ripper/README (.rdoc)
* ext/tk/sample/demos-en/README (.txt) 
* ext/tk/sample/demos-en/doc.org/README.JP (.txt)
* ext/tk/sample/demos-en/doc.org/README (.txt)
* ext/tk/sample/tkextlib/tkHTML/README (.txt)
* ext/tk/sample/msgs_tk/README (.txt)
* ext/tk/sample/msgs_rb2/README (.txt)
* ext/tk/sample/demos-jp/README (.txt)
* ext/tk/sample/demos-jp/doc.org/README.JP (.txt)
* ext/tk/sample/demos-jp/doc.org/README (.txt)
* ext/tk/sample/msgs_rb/README (.txt)
* ext/tk/lib/README (.txt)
* ext/tk/lib/tkextlib/tkimg/README (.txt)
* ext/tk/lib/tkextlib/tcllib/README (.txt)
* ext/tk/lib/tkextlib/SUPPORT_STATUS (.txt)
* ext/readline/README (.txt)

[1]; http://www.gnu.org/prep/standards/html_node/Documentation.html#Documentation


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