[Mono-dev] Mono Daily Downloads

Atsushi Eno atsushi at ximian.com
Fri Nov 10 16:24:19 EST 2006


I think zip archive for text files is much worse than tgz at 
compression. How was the difference?

Atsushi Eno

Wade Berrier wrote:
> Hi,
> Several have reported that the tarballs available from
> mono.ximian.com/daily are not buildable.
> This is caused by some limitations of the tar format we're using.  We
> must use this limited format to support some older distros.
> To alleviate this I've begun to use the zip file format for the source
> distribution instead.  (This is created by running make dist-zip instead
> of make dist).
> monolite and monocharger will remain in tar.gz format, but the source
> download is in .zip format.
> Wade
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