Sven Neumann wrote:

        Excuse me?!?!   JAR is used by every Java implementation in
existence, and since it is 100% compatible with ZIP, means you have
all of those implementations as well.

Java is not exactly what I would call well established, but that's not
a relevant argument here.

One issue we should at least think about with JAR is that since it *is* the JAVA library mechanism, there is perhaps a risk of allowing virus writers to attach bits of JAVA executable in what *appears* to be a GIMP image.

This is the kind of thing that email virus writers *love*.

Whilst I can't quite see how this would be a problem, it might be better
to just avoid the risk.

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