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Subject: Re: [boost] [release management] Drop .gz and .zip release packaging?
From: Henrik Sundberg (storangen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-23 08:44:00

On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 8:28 AM, John Maddock <john_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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
> standard?

But are not users of Boost supposed to be able to cope with different
compression tools?
A link to 7-zip and a description of how to unpack bz2 ought to be enough.


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