[fpc-pascal] a suggestion...

Florian Klaempfl florian at freepascal.org
Thu May 25 10:17:53 CEST 2006

ϸòð Êîñàðåâñêèé ñ mail.ru wrote:
> FK> Jonas Maebe wrote:
>>> On 24 mei 2006, at 17:30, Florian Klaempfl wrote:
>>>> Not really because it is simply a tar ball of several .tar.gz. Because
>>>> gzip is spread wider, we use this instead of bzip2/7zip.
>>> Isn't bzip2 available more or less everywhere nowadays? (at least where
>>> gzip is available, and in particular on Linux?)
> FK> At least on debian woody it wasn't installed by default. No idea about
> FK> sarge.
> Just wondering: is RAR considered "spread wide"?


> I know that compressor is commercial, 

Thus everybody building releases needs to buy a rar license?

> but uncompressor is not (sources
> are available, if I remember right), and it
> compresses sources better than gzip by 25% (often even more). There
> are better compressors, they are free (sometimes even open source),
> but support matters (dos, windows, pocket pc, linux, free bsd and
> macos x versions are ready to download).
> Or is it completely unacceptable because it isn't free?

So the fpc installer needs to deliver a unrar binary? Forget about this
on Linux, this requires more maintainance work than fpc itself ;)

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