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AIAB Future version archive format
« on: October 06, 2012, 04:06:35 AM »

Future version archive format:

As MS-Windows uses the CR+LF characters and AmigaOS and *Nix uses just the LF characters, there would possibly be two archive distributions zip and exe for windows, and tar.gz Or lha for Amiga and *Nix.

So the question is tar.gz Or lha for the LF only files. Ooorrr, I could just use zip archive for these with a .LF prefix to the filename e.g.*.LF.zip.


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Re: AIAB Future version archive format
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 10:53:41 AM »

Id say stick with 7zip for windows. Lha for amiga.
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Re: AIAB Future version archive format
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2012, 06:49:40 AM »

I'll go with the default formats:

LHA for Amiga and *Nix
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ZIP for Windows

The difference between 7z and zip in these archives and their sizes are negligible. Zip is easier for most Windows users.
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Re: AIAB Future version archive format
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2012, 03:11:28 PM »

I'll go with the default formats:

LHA for Amiga and *Nix
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ZIP for Windows

The difference between 7z and zip in these archives and their sizes are negligible. Zip is easier for most Windows users.

I dissagree, zip sucks. 7zip is much better, you tried maximum compression?
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