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From "Jeff Ramsdale" <>
Subject RE: Future build (was RE: [Vote] Releasing 2.1.1)
Date Fri, 05 Sep 2003 05:10:27 GMT
> >>> I expect the average new Cocoon user is also a Windows user (though I
> >>>  could be wrong). So why are the snapshots not in .zip format?
> Because there are too big for download and waste broandband ;)

Versus downloading from CVS, which was the suggestion from the initial
fictitious conversation I posted?

> >> FYI: WinZip supports tar.gz files just fine.
> >>
> >
> > With WinXP, most people (meaning at least me) don't bother with WinZip
> > because XP has .zip support built in.  Of course I do have to resort to
> > Cygwin for tar.gz or even tar.bz2 files--but that's just me.
> Please join "THE GPL CLUB" in this arena ;) When I need to go down to the
> Windows world I use  7-zip - for the task you sadi
> above.
> <from-the-website>
> Supported formats: 7z, ZIP, CAB, RAR, ARJ, GZIP, BZIP2, TAR, CPIO, RPM and
> </from-the-website>
> Best Regards,
> Antonio Gallardo

Asking a user to download and install another software package is out of the
question. They have perfectly capable .zip functionality already on their
system. We provide a .zip file for the latest distribution, why night the
nightly snapshot?


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