The following is taken from the description of Sirpsyco's latest Revovery image, 0.15.0 on the Sholes website:
Version 0.15.0 is ready now, with the option to select a tar archive from the SD card to install as a ROM. As a note to developers, it now only lists the files that end in “.rom.tar”, “.rom.tgz”, or “.rom.tar.gz”, so name your file accordingly if you want it to show up in the install menu. Also, the text for the advanced backup menu has been fixed now. As of this release, I’d say it is possible to do every part of the ROM installation from the GUI, as long as the developer packages the ROM into an archive for ease of installation.
I am trying to understand exactly what this means, and perhaps the specific syntax and methodology of the above. I am also assuming that this allows for a little space saving on the sd card?
So, has anyone played with this feature? When you create the archive file, would you use compression as opposed to just storing the archive files? And lastly, could you help me understand the exact syntax of the archive file. Would it "bdmrs-xxxxxx.tar" or some other variation? His example of ".rom.tar" has me a little confused.