[Lazarus] Bug tracker file formats: 7z prohibited?

Mattias Gaertner nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Sat Jul 21 14:17:36 CEST 2012

On Sat, 21 Jul 2012 14:07:57 +0200
Reinier Olislagers <reinierolislagers at gmail.com> wrote:

> I noticed that in issue 22455, Bart Broersma says:
> > Please don't use .7z as compress format, it isn't supported out of the box on many platforms. 
> If we shouldn't use 7z files, which format should we use then? zip?
> .tar.gz? 
> AFAICT, these suffer from the same problems (e.g. no built in
> support on Win98 platforms and/or various unix flavours)?

If you have an example for an issue specific for platform X
then you should use a format for platform X.
Otherwise use zip or tar.gz/tgz.


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