Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Mar 2007 22:00 UTC, submitted by Ola Jensen
Amiga & AROS A new version of WinAROS has been released. "WinAROS is a preinstalled AROS Environment that runs under Windows, using QEMU. WinAROS is a way to use AROS under Windows and try your programs, made with AmiDevCpp. The new Version comes with Themes and GhostScript installed."
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I'm going to pass
by Mage66 on Sun 4th Mar 2007 03:00 UTC
Mage66
Member since:
2005-07-11

I'm not going to install 7Zip just to unzip one zip file. Why the developers insist on using 7zip and excluding 99.9% of people is beyond me.

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RE: I'm going to pass
by AGomes on Sun 4th Mar 2007 03:06 in reply to "I'm going to pass"
AGomes Member since:
2007-03-04

Don't know witch platform you use, but on Windows, WinRAR opens 7zip files just fine.

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RE: I'm going to pass
by dylansmrjones on Sun 4th Mar 2007 04:20 in reply to "I'm going to pass"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Why would anywant want to install WinRAR or WinZip just to unpack one file? ;)

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RE[2]: I'm going to pass
by Mage66 on Sun 4th Mar 2007 04:39 in reply to "RE: I'm going to pass"
Mage66 Member since:
2005-07-11

>> Why would anywant want to install WinRAR or WinZip just to unpack one file? ;) <<

Because they unpack most all files. Windows doesn't even need WINZIP or WINRAR.

It will unpack standard ZIP files quite nicely. As will MacOS X.

That's why ZIP is considered the standard, and why it makes it even more perplexing that WinAROS developers use an obscure compression method rather than the standard.

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RE[2]: I'm going to pass
by AmigaRobbo on Sun 4th Mar 2007 16:38 in reply to "RE: I'm going to pass"
AmigaRobbo Member since:
2005-11-15

And what gets me is they STILL don't tell people that simple winZip won't work, I told them this about 3 years ago, but don't seem to care, maybe they just want to keep it elitist, or maybe they're just dumb?

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RE[2]: I'm going to pass
by stestagg on Mon 5th Mar 2007 14:28 in reply to "RE: I'm going to pass"
stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

Winrar and the Windows 7zip client both handle ZIPs much better than the built-in windows zip handling.

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RE: I'm going to pass
by gedmurphy on Mon 5th Mar 2007 14:11 in reply to "I'm going to pass"
gedmurphy Member since:
2005-12-23

> Why the developers insist on using 7zip and excluding 99.9% of people is beyond me.

2 very important reasons:

1. it's open source, and most devs (especially open source devs) will use open source alternatives when viable.

2. it makes for a smaller compressed file size, and when your serving files to thousands of downloads, every byte counts.

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