Add Windows portable 7zip


#1

Hi, I would have a simple suggestion to save space and fastest downloads, I unzip shotcut-win64.zip (214 MB) and recompress with 7-zip with ultra compression level getting shotcut-win64.7z (86 MB)


#2

I am not going to require someone to download and install another app to get this app, and I am not going to start adding alternative compression formats that not only adds to my process but also confuses people about which one to get (e.g. rar will be next request).


#3

Yes, ZIP is a standard, AFAIK all operating systems nowdays can handle it without additional app install. That is the reason, and is much more important than the downloadable file size.


#4

ZIP, yes is standard, but .7Z is not standard, and would require usage of 7Zip, possibly even other non-reliable or pay compression software to open.


#5

The Shotcut installer for Windows 64 has gone from 193 MB V19.01.27 to a little over 85 MB V19.02.28. That’s a significant reduction in size.


#6

I think is good to suggest to use a free and open-source program not only for a best compression, but to make to know that there are best possibilities, already a lot of people have chosen it as standard.


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