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Graf Zahl
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Re: 7zip archives [Poll]

Post by Graf Zahl » Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:43

UPX is an end user nuisance. Period.

I've seen virus scanners and other security software barf on it on occasion and as a result tend to avoid it like the plague.

The obsession with absolute compression some people show is utterly ridiculous. Zip and 7z are good enough in 99.99% of all possible scenarios.

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Re: 7zip archives [Poll]

Post by Rachael » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:58

I have made the final decision to go with 7zip archive format.

Concerning UPX, for something with such a major inconvenience for very little benefit, I flat out say no. The reason why I was pushing 7 zip is because it does actually save a notable percentage of archive space, between 10-25%, which is beneficial. As ZDoom grows, the percentage will only increase.


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