best cross-platform compression?

mcryptic

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I have some apps on working on and some source code to release, but i don't want to have 3 or more copies of the compressed source on my site. What compression format can the big three (Windows, Mac, "nix") all read, or is their any? I don't want to have a .zip, .sit, and .tar.gz.
 

odoe

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I woud say tar.gz. WinZip and any other decent compression utility on Windows can read, nix can read it and so can Stuffit.
 

stevewm

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Zip would seem to be the most universal.

Recent versions of Windows have ZIP support built in (Me, XP) Mac OS X has it built in as well. And every Linux distro I've seen has Zip utilities....

.tar.gz is not natively supported in Windows. (WinZip can read them though)

.sit is not natively supported in ethier Windows or *nix.
 
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