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Change package release from .zip to .tar.gz
yes, Good change.
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no, don't do it.
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i don't care, maby.
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Titanium

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2002 2:48 pm
Joined: 22 Oct 2002
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Well to get to the point under OS X is BSD so in the next release for this platform i do not want to see .zip (the soft PC compression) please use compression native to OS X .tar.gz it is just better (and does not rely on 3rd party decompressor), Does any one else feel this way? Well please at least think about the change, thanks.
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Sonarman

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2002 3:35 am
Joined: 16 Oct 2002
Posts: 11
Just to let you know, Stuffit Expander (it comes with Mac OS X) can decompress .zip files. And there's an open source command line app, unzip (I wonder why they call it that Very Happy ), I think it's also called INFO-Zip or something. I think that some (but not all) versions of WinZip can handle .tar.gz, I'm not sure though. Of course, don't forget .tar.bz2! Smile Now THAT compresses!

Mr. Green
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Unimatrix

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2002 4:58 pm
Joined: 16 Oct 2002
Posts: 5
is it really that much of a problem to release it both formats? Say .zip for the windows versions and .tar.gz for everyone else. I personally use OSX and stuff it can handle both without a problem, and sometimes windows doesn't like .tar.gz's.
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knoxer

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2002 8:12 pm
Joined: 27 Oct 2002
Posts: 23
Doesn't really matter to me, as long as I can open it (haven't found anything yet that I can't)

Does Stuffit Expander work with .tar.bz2 files, or do you need to use a command line utility?

Jason
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dreamerv3

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2002 9:07 pm
Joined: 16 Oct 2002
Posts: 116
.tar.gz = unix
.zip = windows

Therefore

Kill .zip Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Sonarman

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 8:47 pm
Joined: 16 Oct 2002
Posts: 11
Stuffit works with .tar.bz2.
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dittohead

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 8:58 pm
Joined: 14 Oct 2002
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tar.gz = Twisted Evil

not good for windows users.
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dittohead

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 9:08 pm
Joined: 14 Oct 2002
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lets look at this from a non-self-centered view please.

more users are windows. not mac addicts, linux freaks or unix demons(you know, the little freebsd demon).

the os x, unix and linux versions will have there OWN download files, and they will be .tar.gz.

windows user have to download a third party app to open .tar.gz too so stop complaining. don't change the file format just make a new one that is tar.gz.
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VelikM

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:08 am
Joined: 14 Oct 2002
Posts: 80
One way or the other it doesn't matter.

"WinZip brings the convenience of Windows to the use of Zip files and other compression formats. The optional wizard interface makes zipping and unzipping easier than ever. WinZip features built-in support for CAB files and for popular Internet file formats such as TAR, gzip, UUencode, BinHex, and MIME. ARJ, LZH, and ARC files are supported via external programs. WinZip interfaces to most virus scanners. "
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Eric

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 1:38 pm
Joined: 16 Oct 2002
Posts: 192
dittohead wrote:
tar.gz = Twisted Evil

not good for windows users.

Yeah, that's one more reason why change to tar.gz Smile
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Drackir

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2002 7:23 am
Joined: 14 Oct 2002
Posts: 3
Why don't they jsut use both so you can choose?
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Recall

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2003 9:23 pm
Joined: 21 Feb 2003
Posts: 37
Damnit! don't do that! I still can't figure out how to open a tar.gz file!

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VelikM

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 5:17 am
Joined: 14 Oct 2002
Posts: 80
Recall wrote:
Damnit! don't do that! I still can't figure out how to open a tar.gz file!

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unzip then tar it. gunzip ***.tar.gz then tar -xvf ***.tar
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Recall

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:13 am
Joined: 21 Feb 2003
Posts: 37
looks difficult... anyway leave it as it is. it seems that not everybody knows how to open that kind of files!

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