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

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Sat Jul 21 14:45:00 CEST 2012

On 21-7-2012 14:17, Mattias Gaertner wrote:
> 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.

That sounds sensible (and I think using zip is a good middle ground for
all platforms but I appreciate people's preferences may be different).

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