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

Bart bartjunk64 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 12:12:57 CEST 2012

On 7/21/12, 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)?

I might actually be the only Lazarus user that uses Win9x (WinMe in
fact), but my remark wasn't written with that in mind. Even on Win7
.7z needs an external application to view, whereas almost all modern
OS's (past 2000) have native support for at least .zip.


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