r22869 - gnucash/trunk/packaging/win32 - Win32 build: Can we get along without libgsf-gnome?

John Ralls jralls at ceridwen.us
Thu Apr 4 13:06:26 EDT 2013

On Apr 4, 2013, at 9:58 AM, Derek Atkins <warlord at mit.edu> wrote:

> John Ralls <jralls at ceridwen.us> writes:
>> Probably not. You can get a win32 binary at
>> http://tukaani.org/xz/xz-5.0.4-windows.zip
> Even better, the 'tar' we have on the builder doesn't support -J either.
> How frustrating!  Why did gnome do this?  Or do they just not care about
> Windows anymore?  Yet another reason to punt Gnome/Gtk.  Blah!

They did it because xz makes smaller archives than bz2, and they store a *lot* of archives.

As for tar support, why does that matter? `foocat file.tar.fooz | tar xf -` works for all.

John Ralls

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