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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-29 06:36:32

Anthony Williams <anthony.williamsNOSPAM_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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.

We could check them in as binary; as long as they don't change too
often they won't take up lots of space in the repository.

Dave Abrahams
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