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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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Total votes: 27

Titanium
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Package Compression type

Postby Titanium » Tue Oct 22, 2002 3:48 pm

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.

Sonarman
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Stuffit Expander

Postby Sonarman » Wed Oct 23, 2002 4:35 am

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 :D ), 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! :) Now THAT compresses!

:mrgreen:

Unimatrix
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Postby Unimatrix » Wed Oct 23, 2002 5:58 pm

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.

knoxer
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Doesn't really matter to me

Postby knoxer » Sun Oct 27, 2002 8:12 pm

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

dreamerv3
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Postby dreamerv3 » Tue Oct 29, 2002 9:07 pm

.tar.gz = unix
.zip = windows

Therefore

Kill .zip :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Sonarman
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Yep!

Postby Sonarman » Wed Oct 30, 2002 8:47 pm

Stuffit works with .tar.bz2.

dittohead
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Postby dittohead » Wed Oct 30, 2002 8:58 pm

tar.gz = :twisted:

not good for windows users.
dittohead

dittohead
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Postby dittohead » Wed Oct 30, 2002 9:08 pm

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.
dittohead

VelikM
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Postby VelikM » Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:08 am

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. "

Eric
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Postby Eric » Sat Nov 02, 2002 1:38 pm

dittohead wrote:tar.gz = :twisted:

not good for windows users.

Yeah, that's one more reason why change to tar.gz :)

Drackir
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Postby Drackir » Sun Nov 24, 2002 7:23 am

Why don't they jsut use both so you can choose?

Recall
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Postby Recall » Sun Feb 23, 2003 9:23 pm

Damnit! don't do that! I still can't figure out how to open a tar.gz file!

:? :shock: :!: :?: :arrow:

VelikM
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Postby VelikM » Mon Feb 24, 2003 5:17 am

Recall wrote:Damnit! don't do that! I still can't figure out how to open a tar.gz file!

:? :shock: :!: :?: :arrow:

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

Recall
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Postby Recall » Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:13 am

looks difficult... anyway leave it as it is. it seems that not everybody knows how to open that kind of files!

:arrow: :idea: :!: :x


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