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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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