[tex-live] volunteer to implement lcab compression?

Fabrice Popineau fabrice.popineau at supelec.fr
Tue Jun 8 22:14:47 CEST 2004

> >> Is the file format smart enough to handle text files
> >> properly(i.e. convert line ends on extraction)?
> > I'd say yes because CABARC.EXE seems to treat files as binary.
> Um, this means "no" as Thomas was asking about automatic translation
> of NL to CRNL or CR, and all that.  And the answer is that for CAB
> extractors the CAB file really contains a number of bytestreams, which
> are not interpreted or changed.  (Personally, I like that.)

I don't see automatic translation as a problem. TeXLive under win32 does not
need it. The only files requiring cr-lf are .bat files, but if they are
coded this way and the archive takes them as binary files, then it will


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