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Project and zip


#1

Wonder if community projects could standardize on Zip instead of (7z, etc.). Don’t want to force people to download 7z for not much benifit.


#2

While 7z is the best I always use standard windows zip when sharing files with the rest of the world.


#3

I agree. I only mention as the FezPanel project is a 7z and had to go download.


#4

Most zip programs will handle all the different zip/tar/bz2/rar/gz formats


#5

Most programs will handle it, but I keep mine either as zip or rar.


#6

We are talking about zip that is built in windows. Yes yes I do not use either but we can’t assume everyone will install a zip software since there is one that is built in windows.


#7

You are right Gus. However I do expect that 9 out of 10 people involved with coding use either winzip, winrar or 7zip instead of windows zip?

Nevertheless you are totally right :slight_smile:


#8

[quote]You are right Gus. However I do expect that 9 out of 10 people involved with coding use either winzip, winrar or 7zip instead of windows zip?
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Is it that the more obtuse compression program we use the smarter we can convince ourselves we are? ::slight_smile: I do use WinZip only because I have one friend that like sending password protected Zip file, or the occasional RAR or other flavor of file I might run across; other than that there is no really compelling reason.

I quite often talk with folks who are just starting out with various technical endeavors and just talking them though using the built in ZIP utility is difficult enough. I would hate to have to explain how to use 17 other compression programs to gain access to a few files.


#9

Both Winrar and 7zip permit drag&drop files from or to the compressed folder :wink: So, it’s not that hard.
Hardest part is to explain what is a compressed file. And here, Windows does not facilitate this with its builtin zip management, I think :think:

I personnaly use Winrar most of the time, and 7zip sometimes.


#10

exactly. Everyone has zip. No compelling reason to use anything else as justs complicates matters. So community should just standardize on zip. For good or bad it is the defacto standard.