Re: packing disk copy 4.2 disk images for the web?

From: toby <toby_at_email.domain.hidden>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 05:34:37 -0700

On Apr 23, 4:07 am, simon <sim..._at_email.domain.hidden> wrote:
> On 23-apr-07, at 6:12, Jason Perkins wrote:
> > Would it be possible for you to put them in multiple formats? Some of
> > use don't have newer Macs to unpack the files with.
> i will go for only one format, this to get rid of the
> dart/diskcopy/diskdup+ problems of the past. using an old version of
> stuffit is a option. i have a good working version of stuffit 3.5
> around. works on old macs as well. macbinary as a package is no bad
> idea.

You don't need MacBinary inside the archive; StuffIt will preserve type/creator/etc anyway.

As a wrapper *around* the .sit, you don't gain much: you still need an extra tool to unwrap it into the archive. I'd suggest distributing the bare .sit archive, and perhaps an expander as a MacBinary - but since the older MacOS had no expander bundled, there's still a potential chicken/egg problem here. (Unless my memories of ancient MacOS are succumbing to bitrot.)

> and i think il go for single archives containing all the needed images
> for a item: los 3.0.sit and los3.0tools.sit but leaving macworks
> separate of the macintosh system disks.
> -
> met vriendelijke groet
> Simon Claessen
> sim..._at_email.domain.hidden

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