[tex-live] Re: [tug-board] Any news of DVDs ?

Markus Kohm markus.kohm at gmx.de
Fri Jan 27 10:13:15 CET 2006

Am Donnerstag, 26. Januar 2006 18:51 schrieb Philip TAYLOR:
> Not /that/ inferior.  BZ2 compression produces a 587Mb file;
> WinZIP produces one of 616 Mb.  The difference is so small
> that I really cannot see that it matters, whereas the universal
> comprehensibility of ZIP compression is a strong argument
> for its adoption in preference to BZ2.

WinZip 9 and 10 should be able to uncompress bzip2.

PKZip is able to uncompress bzip2.

The free 7-Zip (--> www.7-zip.org) is able zu uncompress bzip2.

There are more usual zip/unzip programms that know bzip2.

So, what's the problem you are discussing about? The WinXP explorer cannot 
open/decompress bzip2 on it`s own. That's not a real problem, because on 
almost every magazine CD you may find an unzipper that can.


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