I've received enough hostile mail from Windows users not understanding how to unpack .tgz archives (er, WinZip works for me...) that I will be making most of the documentation packages available as ZIP archives as well as .tgz archives.
For the most part, the ZIP archives are approximately the same size as the .tgz archives, but be aware that, even with maximal compression, the HTML ZIP archive is substantially larger than the .tgz equivalent. This is likely caused by the ZIP format having two directory entries for each file instead of one; with a lot of small files, this can make a difference.
The new files are now available on the master FTP and Web sites at python.org; they should appear on mirrors over the coming week.
== Fred L. Drake, Jr. email@example.com Corporation for National Research Initiatives