[fpc-devel] ref,user and prog in chm format (updated)

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Jul 30 19:39:12 CEST 2009

On Thu, 30 Jul 2009, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> Marco van de Voort wrote:
>> I updated the docs, and, for convenience I added the fpdoc based docs and
>> fpdoc.chm too.
> Thanks Marco!
>> magnitude of 4-5MB both in ZIP as unpacked. (compare, doc-html.zip is now 
>> 10MB
>> _packed_ and tens of MB's uncompressed)
> Just thought I would let you know, I downloaded the doc-html.tar.gz, 
> extracted it, and then repacked it using 7-zip.  As a solid archive I got it 
> down to 1.9MB!
> 7-zip has been around for quite some time. Maybe the releases can drop the 
> standard .zip and replace that with .7z
> I noticed most of the .tar.gz is even smaller than the .zip archives.
> Just my 2c worth... :-)

We are aware of this.

But .7z is not really a well-established standard. Even FPC doesn't have a 
handler for it. By contrast, .zip is handled natively on most platforms.

Ease of use in this case supercedes compactness...


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