[Doc-SIG] Re: [Python-Dev] Documentation packages
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Thu Oct 2 09:43:14 EDT 2003
Dethe> I've never known a *nix box to have trouble with *.zip or known a
Dethe> unix user who had trouble with *.zip. So I'd suggest keeping the
Dethe> various flavors of documentation, but standardize on zip
Dethe> compression. That will at least remove one variable.
Agreed. We did encounter a problem with a zip file in the SpamBayes group
recently which we believe (though haven't confirmed - the OP has apparently
gone underground) was related to WinZip problems. As I understand it, if
you set an option in WinZip to "flatten" a zip file, all future zip files
are also flattened. I guess it's a case of setting that option then poking
the "Save Options" or "OK" button, then forgetting that other zip files will
have structure which shouldn't be eliminated.
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