[tz] Time zone change in Turkey - lzip

vanadovv at hetnet.nl vanadovv at hetnet.nl
Sat Sep 17 20:37:42 UTC 2016

Yeah, right, like I'm gonna learn how to Cygwin (119 pages)!
I'd rather try lzip form the ezwinports project [https://sourceforge.net/projects/ezwinports/]
I can't speak for the majority of Windows users, but most of them will very likely be looking for an application program like an .exe file.
This app should have a graphical user interface, probably with drag-and-drop functionality, like any other decent Windows (and Macintosh) application program.
Many archive/compression formats can be handled by a handful of nice programs for the Windows platform.
With the exception of lzip, you keep pushing. Do you get coupons for this? [please laugh]


Oscar van Vlijmen

>----Origineel Bericht----
>Van : eggert at cs.ucla.edu
>Datum : 17/09/2016 21:42
>Aan : vanadovv at hetnet.nl
>Cc : tz at iana.org, lzip-bug at nongnu.org
>Onderwerp : Re: [tz] Time zone change in Turkey - lzip
>vanadovv at hetnet.nl wrote:
>> I know you are planning to distribute TZ also in the old gz format, at least for the moment.
>Please don't worry, it's going to be for more than just "the moment".
>> I have found the program Lzip from Antonio Diaz at lzip.nongnu.org, but this is not a Windows program.
>> Somebody has made a port to Windows 32-bits 6 years ago. But does this work on my 64-bits Windows 10?
>I don't know why it wouldn't. If it doesn't work please let us know. Also, you 
>can find a more-recent version of lzip, built for Microsoft Windows, here:
>Perhaps the lzip web page should mention this next to where it mentions the 
>older Windows32 port, as that might have helped you find this alternative. I'll 
>CC: this message to bug-lzip to ask its maintainer about this.
>> do we get a decent application program with a graphical user interface
>You mean, like the other tools we're using? Like 'tar', 'make', and 'cc'? :-)

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