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Subject: Re: [boost] compression format (was: Plotting graphs in Scalable Vector Graphics format.)
From: OvermindDL1 (overminddl1_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-25 17:57:23

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 3:54 PM, Christopher
Jefferson<chris_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 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)

It is not OT because I renamed the subject, this is now the subject of
this new thread as of my first post. :)

That is surprising, 7z worked out of the box on my (K)Ubuntu installs
without needing to install anything special that I recall...

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