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Re: mingw32 suite



Itamar Reis Peixoto wrote:
> stop using rar.
> 
> be free.

Agreed. (By the way, it is also a violation of the EULA to use rar for more 
than 30 days without paying. I'm sure many people are using it illegally. 
But the biggest problem with the format is that there is no Free as in 
speech decompressor for it. The "freeware" unrar, while "free as in beer", 
has quite outrageous licensing restrictions. Just say "no" to proprietary 
software!)

But for a more constructive suggestion: use p7zip instead. It can also build 
self-extracting archives, you just need the self-extracting stub from the 
W32 distribution of 7-Zip. And it's all LGPL (except the unrar plugin, see 
above; the Fedora p7zip package doesn't ship that plugin for this reason).

        Kevin Kofler


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