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From "Gerard van Enk" <gerard.van....@eo.nl>
Subject RE: Type in Documentation..
Date Mon, 13 Dec 1999 10:44:45 GMT
> Do you want to know the reason? It's a pretty lame one: I did Cocoon 1.0
> on both zip and tar.gz but it doubled the time I had to upload them on
> the server and being a dial-up user and having a per-minute telephone
> fee (no ADSL in third-world IT countries, yet :(
>
> Anyway that's the lame reason. The real one is that I did and nobody
> ever complained. A few UNIX people know the "jar cr foo.zip" trick and
> if you provide a ".jar" you get fewer UNIX guys that say "gee, not even
> a tar.gz distribution, this project sucks" and go away.
>
> Java people on both UNIX and Windows are used to .jar, that makes things
> easier.
>
> Also, in the future, it could be possible to use Cocoon-1.6.jar not only
> as a distribution but as an executable file. This is something we might
> do.
>
> So, I propose to stick with the .jar extention for the disto.
>
> What do you gusy think?

+1

But if the Cocoon-1.6.jar couldn't be used as an executable, I think the
name has to be changed in something like Cocoon-1.6-dist.jar.

Gerard


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