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Subject: Re: [boost] [release management] Drop .gz and .zip release packaging?
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-23 09:09:57

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?

That's true, but both 7z and bz2 are trivial to obtain and install nowadays.
We could document how to do that.

I know we are probably a bit ahead of the uptake curve for both of these,
but they are well on their way to becoming the standard on Windows and
POSIX-like systems respectively.


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