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

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sun Jul 22 18:46:10 CEST 2012

On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 09:39:56PM +0300, Juha Manninen wrote:
> For me personally this is not an issue because I use Ark (comes with KDE)
> and it opens pretty much any compression format you can imagine. Also, 7z
> archiver can be installed to Windows.

Sure, but I don't like maintaining a set of compressors for each of the
computers I occasionally fix bugs on. Just use zip. If the 7z bit matters,
than your case is too big :-)
> Creating artificial limitations for file formats is not a good idea.
> Getting example projects (and patches) is a valuable thing and it should be
> encouraged by being flexible. Another similar issue is the patch format. At
> least earlier the Git patch format was rejected by developers, although Git
> is especially good for maintaining local branches for people without commit
> rights.

The only patches I refused were refused because they didn't apply with
normal gnu patch and diff.  Not because they came from git.

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