Sexytimes 5 wrote:2) You still didn't tell me how many mb you will save in one of these little folders of images. Why, if you are working with such little files to begin with must it be compressed at all. It is strictly for those who need archiving structure on their own machines or sites. In my case and many others it isn't needed. It is like compressing images into a rar file to send your friend a couple pictures in an email.
Go back and read my last on this one - I agreed with you that compression for sake of saving space is rarely the point here. The point is to gather numerous small (or large) files into a single item to handle. Which is a big point when we're talking about 10+ files.
3: I didn't say rar has won anything at all. I merely pointed out the fact that they are currently (and has been for a while) the most used format and therefore nothing you or anyone else should consider alien.
4) The most common windows is still XP. Believe it or not. Obviously a fact that will change sooner or later, but still fact as of today.
Again, this is no war for me - it's not about rar being better or worse than zip. I'm just pointing out the numerous flaws in your arguments as to why rar should not be used (which was the point you were trying to make, right?)
Now, seriously, no more from me on this - you have derailed this thread plenty as it is, but here are the two things to remember from this lame tirade:
1: Archiving sets of files for sharing with others is necessary - regardless of whether compression itself is an issue. It's massively impractical to share sets of 10+ files without bundling them in one way or another.
2: And, IMnotatalhumbleO: If you can't be arsed to spend two bloody minutes bothering to grab a decompression tool for your downloaded content (which is needed for a lot of other purposes than just here on milo anyway), you frankly have no reason to complain. Why should the author be expected to support a format that suits YOU when he instead can support a format that suits most others perfectly?
Enough already. If this doesn't end here, someone needs to moderate this or create another thread for dev/take so we can have an on-topic thread for teaseme without these discussions (which I am very much quilty of contributing to, I know)
On that subject, a more official sticky, or even a separate subforum would been great imo. That would also allow us to separate technical support / development from the actual tease content / download threads etc, much like we already have for video teases.