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
> We really need to have OS-specific archives with the Linux one being
> 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?

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