Distributing Rev Stacks (was The age of user-translatable applications...
rcozens at pon.net
Fri Sep 13 10:56:01 CDT 2002
Good Morning All,
Thanks to every who has contributed to my education in the
intricacies of cross-platform distribution.
Being a stubborn foole (read that "an Aries"), and assuming
developers downloading from my website will be less fearful of
self-expanding archives found there than strangers would be of a
self-expanding attachment, the next update of the Serendipity
Downloader will bundle files in a .exe for Windows (as it does now)
and a .sea.bin for Mac OS. I don't know how to create a
self-extracting archive for Unix, so the Unix bundle will be a .tar.
Baring browser download problems, individual files will be available
for download in gzip format.
I am adding new menuItems, "Compress a File" & "Expand a File" to SDB
Utilities' File menu; thus once developers have downloaded the
Library bundle, they have the tools to decompress the individual
So while RunRev's built in gzip compression/decompression requires
handler scripting before it can be used, the next update of
Serendipity Library (Monday?) will compress/decompress individual
CCW, Serendipity Software Company
"And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)
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