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Subject: Re: [boost] [release management] Drop .gz and .zip release packaging?
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-23 08:28:09

Beman Dawes wrote:
>> Boost releases are currently packaged four ways.

>> The problem I see is that CR/NL users still download .zip files
>> twice as often as .7z, and NL users still download about as many .gz
>> packages as bz2.

That seems to be a good argument against the change, while most Linux
distro's have bz2, 7z has rather less machine penetration I suspect. I also
believe that many commercial *nix distro's don't have bz2 support as


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