[ros-dev] Ros 0.2.6-RC2 on sf.net
ch at csh-consult.dk
Sun Apr 3 15:47:08 CEST 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ros-dev-bounces at reactos.com [mailto:ros-dev-bounces at reactos.com] On Behalf Of Aleksey Bragin
> Sent: 3. april 2005 12:19
> To: ReactOS Development List
> Subject: Re: [ros-dev] Ros 0.2.6-RC2 on sf.net
> Providing .rar is actually far better than providing only .zip, since people
> usually value their money.
> If you think .rar isn't widespread enough (though it's popularity almost
> equals Zip's one), then it's wise to provide both archives - but I don't see
> really a purpose for this. Download one time free rar unpacker tool - and
> spend twice less on downloading sourcecode.
> Anyway we can see what people prefer better - do it with .zip and with .rar,
> and sourceforge shows us the statistics for the most downloadable file :-)
The minimum tool dependency policy works great for us and I think we should stick to it.
It's not just a one time download of an unrar application and be done with it. Each user
must locate, download, and install this unrar tool on each machine that does not have it
installed already. This is a manual process. At least with zip there is a higher chance
that the user need only to download the archive. Even if it takes longer then, once the
download is initiated, the user can go do something else in the meantime. We want to
attract new users to this project and one large factor in doing this successfully is to
make it as easy to use ReactOS as possible.
ReactOS is GPL, so anyone that wants to put in the effort can repackage the releases
and put them up for download.
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