UCSD CP/M Adaptable system
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Fri Apr 1 13:06:27 CST 2005
From: "John Foust" <jfoust at threedee.com>
Sent: Friday, April 01, 2005 8:33 AM
> At 08:50 PM 3/31/2005, Randy McLaughlin wrote:
>>I've posted a copy of the UCSD CP/M adaptable system on my site. It has a
>>problem with part of it:
> Would you consider not using self-expanding PC executables to store
> archives? You're not even using the licensed WinZip to do it.
> Straight Zip files can be opened anywhere.
> The Terak disk images are a fine example of why I'd personally
> hesitate to upload disk images. Bill Riordan's personal letters
> are among the text files perserved on the archives.
> - John
I started using self-expanding archives because of complaints that people
couldn't unzip straight Zip files. Not everyone uses the same Zip format.
I use Winzip v8.1, many people use a variety of programs.
I have yet to find one archival format that everyone can use,
self-extracting archives at least supports 99%.
Anyone unable to handle the archives are welcome to contact me and I will
work with them. The exe files can still be opened by the full blown winzip
I do an anti-virus scan of every file I post on my site and I hope everyone
scans everything they download from me or anyone else (exe or otherwise).
I am still looking into other options but I have yet to find a format that
As for the Terak archive I will look into it, it is not mine I never even
touched the disks. My guess is the Terak computer that the collection came
from may have once been owned by Bill Riordan.
My goal is to put up as much of the quickly disappearing material as
possible in the hope others will copy it for posterity. This goes for a
variety of systems, some I archive personally, some like the Terak disks
were sent to me, others I find where I can.
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