From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-13 11:57:58
At 10:16 AM 12/13/2004, 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.
>I'm thinking we should stop distributing raw .zip files without an
The XP unzip tool is a disaster speed wise. That has nothing to do with
Boost; the problem affects any .zip file of more than trivial size.
I'm not sure we need to do anything about it, other than perhaps add a
mention on the download page.
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