From: Ferdinand Prantl (ferdipr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-13 11:23:13
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of David Abrahams
> I just downloaded boost-1.32.0 and started to unzip it with
> the built-in facilities in Windows XP; the OS reported it was
> going to take 50 minutes and it was *crawling*. Using
> cygwin's unzip tool it was done in under a minute.
> I'm thinking we should stop distributing raw .zip files
> without an extractor...
Hmm, I have never tried it. I always use Info-Zip's unzip
or the built-in unzipper in some file manager.
A notice about this strange behavior on the download page
with a link to some good unzipping tool (preferably without
the cygwin dependency) would do, for example the official
Links to unpackers for the downloadable files are also on
And you may consider submitting a feature change request
to Microsoft ;-)
> Dave Abrahams
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