[thelist] Downloadable Mac files -- .ZIP or .SIT?

Sarah Adams mr.sanders at geekjock.ca
Fri Apr 13 10:46:06 CDT 2007

> I've prepared a Mac version of a screensaver and there seems to be some 
> question of which compression format to use. It's been quite a while 
> since I owned a Mac and so I'm not too current. Should the screensaver 
> be compressed as a .ZIP or a .SIT file? The Mac users I've asked have 
> all suggested .ZIP and that's what we used for the file that's currently 
> online. Now, however, the client seems wants to switch to .SIT.
> Of course, I'll give the client what they want, but I'd like to be able 
> to give a more informed opinion on the subject.

In the interest of making the file available to as many users as
possible, wouldn't it make sense to give the users both options? What if
someone's using an older Mac that can only handle .sit and not .zip? Not
sure how likely that is, of course...

(hi, dad!)

sarah adams
web developer & programmer
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