[EMAIL PROTECTED] (Carlos) wrote: > The issue has to do with incompatible > line endings. If you try to run a tar.gz file on Windows it is likely to > cause problems because of the line endings.
As already mentioned WinZip and many other compression utilities can extract files from .tar.gz archives fine. Many of them are also willing to do the linefeed conversion for you if asked, check the online help or the manual for how to enable this. Apart from this, it is not really necessary to do the conversion, except for viewing the files in Notepad. You browser will display the HTML files delivered in the distribution just fine without any conversion, and FOP will work on the examples. If you are worried about displaying the text files, use an editor smart enough to do the right thing even if the file uses Unix instead of Windows line end conventions. MS VisualStudio is sufficient. Famous shareware editors like UltraEdit will work too. Any XML aware editor will also work, by specification. The real thing is Emacs, of course :-) J.Pietschmann