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Authored by: Ilgaz on Aug 08, '05 05:28:23PM

I love tar.bz2 format but its not there for os x yet. Its a disk image format. Always been.

To suggest DMG , a disk image format for 4gb+ 200.000 files you must be mad as there is no recovery data.

I understand its kind of fashion to *censored* about sitx amongst geeks but it doesn't change they can actually _sell_ their software to people needing it.

Also pick any file on your system and zip it, with highest setting. Now sitx it with best setting. See difference in sizes. Remember you also stored user metadata, finder metadata too.

Oh anyway, its "cool" to *censored* about sitx anyway.



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Leave us alone
Authored by: rootpoot on Aug 08, '05 05:58:08PM

Apple's zip implementation stores resource forks. zip is an industry standard, you'd be hard pressed to find a machine that can't unzip an archive.

It's cool to bash StuffIt because StuffIt is so deserving of it. Not only is it incredibly slow, it's proprietary. Good luck getting recent StuffIt archives open on a FreeBSD or Linux machine.

The fact that Allume or Aladdin or whatever they're calling themselves now is still in business is not a testament to the quality of their software. After all, Quark is still (sort of) in business. Momentum in the file format industry takes a long time to taper off.



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ZIP format?
Authored by: Ilgaz on Aug 09, '05 03:17:29AM

Apple's zip implementation while they have bz2 in hand is just because win32 users won't jump up and down to find a tool to open them or even ignore attachment as a virus.

I have stuffit deluxe licenses both on os x and win32. I am happy with the compression rate and it serves to my needs especially on os x platform.

I would go with RAR if it natively supported HFS+ metadata.

ZIP became standard because its original author, inventor (RIP to him) was kind enough to give its sources free without any patents. ZIP is, always been a format designed for 8.3 filesytems without metadata.

I see you like opensource and "hate" commercial software but as I said, nobody having stuffit deluxe is sort of "moron" or anything.

Apple should go with tar.bz2 builtin with hfspax scheme but win32 users were the problem.



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ZIP format?
Authored by: Fuzzle on Aug 09, '05 10:26:02AM

Zip may have been originally designed without Metadata, but Apple's now supports it. What's the problem?

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