[ros-dev] 7-zip - holy smokes!
psusi at cfl.rr.com
Thu Apr 14 00:43:50 CEST 2005
Thomas Weidenmueller wrote:
> I don't think it's a good choice for our public downloads, the avarage
> user most likely will not know this format. zip still is THE standard.
> Best Regards,
What if we did something like cygwin where they just download a small
setup program which then will ask them what kinds of packages they want,
and download those, in 7zip format, and then decompress and install them?
>> Self-extracting with 7zip?
> not really a good idea when you don't know which operating system the
> user runs.
Self extracting zips are fine for windows users, that way they don't
have to download the program separately. For people on other platforms,
they can just download the 7-zip program and use that to extract the
SFX. Those who would have to do this ( Linux users ) I think are more
than capable of doing so.
>I think what Jokob meant was to have a ZIP with zero compression
>(which'll work like Tar) and zip that collection. The ZIP format
>basically compresses each individual files them binds them together.
Essentially that's a workaround to get winzip to create a solid
archive. That helps some, but not very much, and makes it more annoying
to unpack. A self extracting 7-zip archive would be significantly
smaller, and easier to unpack than a zip in zip.
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