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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-13 11:43:12

David Abrahams wrote:
> 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.

It the built-in XP extractor is unbearably slow, my guess is that developers
will have found an alternate solution long before downloading the boost

(Maybe during the unzipping XP was doing something helpful like searching for
updates to Windows Media Player every five seconds.)


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