Distributing Rev Stacks (was The age of user-translatable applications...
rcozens at pon.net
Thu Sep 12 13:28:01 CDT 2002
>I'm not at all sure what single format could be used, save perhaps .zip.
>Zip is the only compression scheme that Windows users are almost
>universally familiar with. Mac users understand Zip, Sit, Sea or hqx.
Troy, et al:
Does the .zip format have any connection with the "gzip" format used
by rev's compress/decompress functions? Is it the same format that
Stuffit uses on the Mac if a new archive is named with a ".zip"
extension? ... or if one selects "Unix Compress" translation? Can
the StuffIt .zip be opened on windows?
Having said that, I agree with the comment that a .exe is more universal.
Ken, thanks for your suggestion for Mac archives. I'll probably try
it on the next update of the downloader page; but I want to resolve
issues re: Unix before I do the next update.
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
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