[ros-dev] Ros 0.2.6-RC2 on sf.net
Michael B. Trausch
fd0man at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 16:23:50 CEST 2005
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Magnus Olsen wrote:
> Yes I have.
> But zip are more common at people home.
> Some people does not like rar.
> The bast way are keeping both rar and zip
> so people can choice what they like more.
While I haven't seen many projects that use RAR, it's definately
possible. 7-Zip supports the format, as well, or at least, it claims to
on it's website. People could be provided with a link to that, and they
can download/install that and use it to decompress things that are
compressed using RAR. I guess it would just come down to what
compresses better: 7-Zip or RAR?
Since there is free software for both (the 7-Zip application is LGPL),
it seems that it could be a viable choice. Also, with it being LGPL,
it's possible to choose it as a default archiver for ReactOS, as it
supports a decent number of formats: 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP,
BZIP2, Z, TAR, CPIO, and RPM/DEB files. It also claims to create .ZIP
files that are 2 - 10% better then ones created by WinZip and PKZip, and
like any good archiver, creates self extracting archives for it's own
- From a user-standpoint in the States, it doesn't make much of a
difference to me. I have a 6 Mb connection at home, and a 1Gb+
connecton at work. However, if I were still on dialup, I'd say that
it'd be a good idea to keep with whatever is smallest. On 7-zip's home
page is some statistics. I don't have the time to download and try it
out myself with various formats to see what is the best, but I'd say it
would be worth it to run a complete comparison and see what wins out, or
just go with whatever formats are supported by 7-Zip since it's free.
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