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c++.chat - 7-ZIP instead of ZIP for DMD and DMC

reply Billy <Billy_member pathlink.com> writes:
Is it possible to compress DMD and DMC with http://www.7-zip.org/ instead
of plain ZIP? For example, the latest DMD release compresses down to
2.31 MB as a 7z archive instead of 3.72 MB as plain ZIP.
Would be nice for anyone with a dial-up modem internet connection.
(which means, me. ;-)

Billy
Mar 09 2006
parent reply gf <mad netc.pt> writes:
Billy <Billy_member pathlink.com> wrote in news:duq9gk$1dbr$1
 digitaldaemon.com:

 Is it possible to compress DMD and DMC with http://www.7-zip.org/ instead
 of plain ZIP? For example, the latest DMD release compresses down to
 2.31 MB as a 7z archive instead of 3.72 MB as plain ZIP.
 Would be nice for anyone with a dial-up modem internet connection.
 (which means, me. ;-)
 
 Billy

Billy, why not use .rar files? ~/gnf.pt
Mar 10 2006
parent Billy <Billy_member pathlink.com> writes:
In article <Xns9782F394FFD19mzy2kyahoocom 63.105.9.61>, gf says...

why not use .rar files? 

My question was aimed at the maintainers of the Digital Mars site. It would save me time and money if they provided smaller downloads. I'm not sure if they have a licensed copy of WinRAR so I suggested 7-ZIP which is free, increasingly popular, and compresses at least as good as RAR in most cases. Billy
Mar 10 2006