18 Jun 2009 18 Jun '09
My preferences is for .zip (that is what I use for my packages), the main reason is that Windows users can always unpack a .zip file. Often that is not true for .tar.gz or .tar.bz2 files.
The reverse is true on Unix. The tar-and-gzip format is extensively used so it is pretty much guaranteed to be readable on any Unix system; the Zip format does not have anywhere near the same level of guarantee.
On what modern Linux and Mac OSes is "/usr/bin/unzip" not installed by default?
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