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Subject: Re: [boost] compression format (was: Plotting graphs in Scalable Vector Graphics format.)
From: Christopher Jefferson (chris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-25 17:54:29

On 25 Aug 2009, at 22:37, OvermindDL1 wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 8:05 AM, Stefan
> Seefeld<seefeld_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> On 08/21/2009 01:44 PM, Paul A. Bristow wrote:
>>> And source at
>>> Boost
>>> Sandbox
>>> source code
>> I tried to navigate that in a browser. Unfortunately it seems the
>> html files
>> aren't meant to be browsed in-place, at least most of the links are
>> invalid.
>> That's a pity.
>>> And, in case you were on vacation for my first post, some demo
>>> plots are
>>> attached for your amusement.
>> Could you please use a more widely supported packaging /
>> compression format
>> ? (E.g., gzip, bz2)
>> The pdf tutorial looks great, and I would love to see such a
>> boost.svg
>> library addition. (Though, this reminds me of all the discussions
>> we have
>> had about modularity: I think this should be a stand-alone library.
>> But
>> that's a completely separate discussion.)
> 7z is rather widely used from what I have seen. All the random zips I
> have downloaded over the past probably 2 years, probably 80% have been
> 7z. 7z has been included in all the *nix distro's I have used for the
> past few years, and most zip programs on Windows supports it just fine
> as well. 7z compresses a *lot* better then gzip/bzip/zip/etc...
> Takes more memory and time to do the initial compression, but is fast
> decompressing. I really doubt you would have any issues opening it,
> on my Kubuntu install I just click to open it, ditto with my windows.

I couldn't open 7z on either my mac, or the virtual windows install I
keep on my mac. While I can download 7z for windows, there are no
official mac binaries, and the source doesn't seem to compile from my
brief attempt.

(Sorry for the OT)


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