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  • "bergmark" started this thread

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Friday, May 29th 2009, 10:59am

ZIP file for multiresolution tiles

Would it be possible to include functionality to read a ZIP file with the tiles of a multiresolution panorama?

This would be a great help for us who want to display gigapixel panoramas.

The reason for this is that even though I have an "unlimited storage" account, there is still a limit to the number of inodes that my account can use. Gigapixel panoramas use a lot of inodes, so being able to only transfer 1 zipfile would not only be quicker, but also use much less inode-resources on my hosting acccount.

/ Ingemar



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Saturday, May 30th 2009, 1:24am

I saw that on my account also (the inode limit)... still trying to figure out what an inode is *smile*


Sunday, May 31st 2009, 11:02am


an inode is an index in an unix filesystem,
the number of inodes = number of files and directories
see -

sorry, using a single zip file is not possible directly,
because only complete files can be loaded via HTTP, not parts of it,

but it should be possible to write a server application (in PHP for example)
that reads only a part of a file and sends it to the client as single file,
(e.g. extracts a single image from the ZIP and sends it back)

best regards,