On 18 Oct 2013 19:45, "Jonathan M Davis" <jmdavisp...@gmx.com> wrote: > > On Friday, October 18, 2013 08:57:00 Andrei Alexandrescu wrote: > > > Speaking of which, insisting on using .zip files is another beef I > > > have with Walter. The whole "everyone on Windows is stuck in the 90s" > > > mentality is plain wrong, especially for programmers. 7zip (or Peazip > > > or whatever) should be part of every modern programmer's toolbox. > > > > I don't think that makes a large difference. Probably the better thing > > to do is trimming the contents of the archive. > > The #1 reason why zip has got to go is symlinks. The shared libraries for > Linux in the zip are messed up, because you can't put symlinks in the zip file. > We really need to have OS-specific archives with the Linux one being something > like .tar.gz or .tar.bz2. > > - Jonathan M Davis
Quite simply zip is not the correct format. Zip is normally only used to distribute windows specific versions of software. Does it even support executable permissions?