From: Ehsan Akhgari (ehsan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-09-29 22:37:03
> 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.
I also always download the .tar.bz2 distribution because of its size,
and I agree with Anthony that it makes little sense to use LF instead of
CRLF for files only used on Windows platforms.
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