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Subject: Re: [boost] [release management] Drop .gz and .zip release packaging?
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-23 13:01:44

Beman Dawes wrote:
> I'd like to drop the .zip and .gz packages, starting with release
> 1.38.0.

Please, no. If you want to drop some some packages, I'd drop the .7z and
.bz2. On Windows, .zip is standard ... on Vista, Explorer has built-in
support for it. And on *nix, .gz is the de-facto standard. IMO, .7z and
.bz2 are nice-to-have but not necessary, and certainly shouldn't be the
only ones we provide.

Eric Niebler
BoostPro Computing

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