[Rd] Offer zip builds
murdoch@dunc@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Tue Jun 4 03:04:26 CEST 2019
On 01/06/2019 11:02 p.m., Steven Penny wrote:
> If you go here:
> you see EXE installers for Windows. This contrasts with other programming
> languages that offer both an executable installer and ZIP files that can be
> extracted and run. For example Go:
We did offer both zips and an installer until 2001 or 2002. It was
decided then that it wasn't worth the trouble of offering both.
I don't recall anyone asking for the zip in the 17 years after that
change, until now (though I haven't been paying attention lately, since
I retired from building the binaries a couple of years ago).
If you think it's worthwhile to do it, then I don't think anyone would
object if you went ahead and did so.
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