[Mono-dev] Mono Daily Downloads
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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