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From Dan Creswell <...@dcrdev.demon.co.uk>
Subject Re: downloads
Date Sat, 06 Oct 2007 10:44:16 GMT
Holger Hoffstaette wrote:
> On Fri, 05 Oct 2007 17:43:53 -0400, Bob Scheifler wrote:
>> Jim Hurley wrote:
>>> what download formats do you think we should provide?
>> Seems pretty common for Apache projects to provide both .zip and .tar.gz.
> This is not only for convenience: many projects have starter scripts and
> zip tends to lose the x bits, making it "harder" to get something running
> out of the box. A minor nuisance, but still..

+1 - Blitz JavaSpaces has for a long time provided both formats, it's
trivial to automate and each format has it's followers (.zip tends to be
more popular presumably because of Windows domination).  I"d note the
most popular bundle is the installer .jar however.



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