Issue #7712 has been updated by trans (Thomas Sawyer).


Instead of changing the Priority to "Low" (which I suspect means "watch wither on the vine") why don't you change it to "Get'er Done"!? Postmodern has already done most the work with the list he gave, just ask him to submit the patch be done with it. If there is some deeper concern with this idea (which for a feature request is about is simple as it can get) then communicate it.



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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#change-35554

Author: postmodern (Hal Brodigan)
Status: Open
Priority: Low
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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