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From Philippe Lavoie <>
Subject RE: Type in Documentation..
Date Mon, 13 Dec 1999 14:51:43 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Donald Ball []
> Sent: Monday, December 13, 1999 3:06 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Type in Documentation..
> I'm used to jar for compressed java packages, not for program
> distributions. For the record, I do remember some complaints 
> from confused
> users. For now, I say move to .zip. If anyone in the unix 
> world doesn't

Actually almost every Java distribution I see uses .jar nowdays.
It's more convenient than .zip because of the meta information.
And with a good README file you can easilly remove the user's

Then again, most people don't understand what a README is for 


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