[Dextrose] [Sugar-devel] Bundle format

Walter Bender walter.bender at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 07:47:26 EST 2010

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 6:50 AM, Bert Freudenberg <bert at freudenbergs.de> wrote:
> On 23.11.2010, at 05:07, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
>> On Mon, 2010-11-22 at 10:53 -0500, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>>> (oh, and the .zip file already has a checksum, it's not clear why
>>> you'd need another one.)
>> Ah, cool... but I guess it's not a cryptographically secure one, right?
>> Plus, I was thinking... shouldn't we support a bundle format with better
>> compression than zip? My favorite pick would be tar + xz, but if we want
>> to retain the file-by-file accessibility of zip, 7z would also work
>> well.
> IMHO the gains to be had from a slightly smaller download do not outweigh the ubiquity of the zip format. No other archive format is as widely supported. It can easily be examined and created on any platform.


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