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From: Ferdinand Prantl (ferdinand.prantl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-29 04:10:37

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anthony Williams
> [mailto:anthony.williamsNOSPAM_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Monday, September 29, 2003 10:51
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: [boost] Re: 1.31.0 release plans
> The .tar.bz2 distributions are smaller than the .zip, so even
> though I work on Windows most of the time, I would rather
> download the .tar.bz2 distribution. Most of the time the line
> endings are irrelevant (most editors can cope with plain LF
> rather than CRLF, even on Windows --- I think it's only
> Notepad that has problems), but in a few specific cases (e.g.
> the .dsp files) the line endings *are* relevant. Since these
> files are no use at all on a UNIX system, it would make sense
> to preserve the CRLF line endings in these files in all distributions.

Another possibility is to make the files more tasty for VC6 using some
"unix2dos -r *.dsp *.dsw" just after unpacking. There are no problems
with VC7 or other files. Most multiplatform sources are distributed this
way (tbz2 + zip) and I actually download the smaller tbz2s and do this
"clobbering". I am not aware of a source distribution that has only
dsp/dsw with CRLFs, thus I had to get used to unix2dosing anyway...


> Just my 2p.
> Anthony
> --
> Anthony Williams
> Senior Software Engineer, Beran Instruments Ltd.
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