I have gotten a couple of private messages asking about a
.zip version of the MHonArc distribution.
I would like to phase out the use of .zip for the following
main reason: it is less efficient at compressing data than
the other formats. The .zip file is always around 60% larger
For Windows users, WinZip (probably the most popular zip tool)
can extract tar/gz files. For those using Cygwin, the GNU tar
program can be used. I am sure there are other programs for
Windows that can be used.
BTW, there is, and has never been, any file content differences
between zip and tar/gz releases. The same now applies to bz2.
So Windows users will not lose out on anything with the tar/gz
If for whatever reasons there is enough of you that still
require a .zip file, and can continue to provide one. However,
I see no real reasons at this time to do so.