[Mono-dev] Mono Daily Downloads

Michael Schurter michael at susens-schurter.com
Sun Nov 12 18:43:39 EST 2006

Steve Deobald wrote:
> It's also Windows-only and uses a proprietary RAR plugin, as far as I know.

7-zip is very much cross-platform compatible.  NSIS uses it (and it 
works in Linux), and Debian even has packages for it in Etch.

7z, as well as a number of other open source tools, can decompress RAR 
archives.  I believe there are patents or some such nonsense preventing 
open source RAR implementations.

However, like I said: 7z isn't very widespread so probably not an 
option.  I find it hard to believe that there isn't some tar format that 
works considering how universal tar is.

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