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From Donald Ball <ba...@webslingerZ.com>
Subject RE: Type in Documentation..
Date Mon, 13 Dec 1999 21:25:02 GMT
On Mon, 13 Dec 1999, Philippe Lavoie wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Donald Ball [mailto:balld@webslingerZ.com]
> > Sent: Monday, December 13, 1999 3:06 AM
> > To: cocoon-dev@xml.apache.org
> > 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
> confusion. 

this might be moot now, but just out of curiousity, what good is the meta
information in a program distribution file? i understand its significance
in a compressed java package (for signed classes, yes?) but what good does
it do in a compressed program distribution file?

- donald


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