Hugor in MacOS Catalina

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Re: Hugor in MacOS Catalina

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RealNC wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Jizaboz wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:13 pm Version 1.0.0
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Have I just got an outdated version?
Yes. Very outdated. Current version is 2.2. Download it from here:

https://github.com/realnc/hugor/releases/latest
Ah-Ha! Yeah I thought that seemed old. For some reason I thought I already updated, but apparently that was just my Windoze machine. Thanks! Works now!

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RealNC wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Jizaboz wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:13 pm Have I just got an outdated version?
Yes. Very outdated. Current version is 2.2. Download it from here:

https://github.com/realnc/hugor/releases/latest
Two things:
1. One of the files is "hugor-2.2-source.tar.xz" I presume that is supposed to end in .gz?
2. Github shows what I presume is your real name. I now understand your nickname, as NC are your initials. I wouldn't even dream of trying to pronounce your name. Is it Greek, by any chance?
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Re: Hugor in MacOS Catalina

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Tdarcos wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:16 pm 2. Github shows what I presume is your real name. I now understand your nickname, as NC are your initials. I wouldn't even dream of trying to pronounce your name. Is it Greek, by any chance?
No matter what the truth is here I'll always consider the NC in RealNC's name to stand for Nutcracker. That sounds badass except that I also envision RealNC doing all his coding wearing poncy ballet outfits. Who are we to judge? Not me.

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Re: Hugor in MacOS Catalina

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Tdarcos wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:16 pmOne of the files is "hugor-2.2-source.tar.xz" I presume that is supposed to end in .gz?
No, it is actually supposed to be xz. It's a better compression format than gz.
I wouldn't even dream of trying to pronounce your name. Is it Greek, by any chance?
Yes it is. I thought you already knew all that, Mr. Robinson.

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RealNC wrote: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:17 am
Tdarcos wrote: Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:16 pmOne of the files is "hugor-2.2-source.tar.xz" I presume that is supposed to end in .gz?
No, it is actually supposed to be xz. It's a better compression format than gz.
If that is the case, why aren't all the other files stored as .xz format? Is there some special reason or did you try both and for those .gz was smaller? At first I thought you were pulling my chain and being what I am not (see below), as I had never heard of them before, however I found out both 7zip and Winzip support xz containers same as they do for GZip ones.
RealNC wrote: Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:17 am
I wouldn't even dream of trying to pronounce your name. Is it Greek, by any chance?
Yes it is. I thought you already knew all that, Mr. Robinson.
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Re: Hugor in MacOS Catalina

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Tdarcos wrote: Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:48 pmIf that is the case, why aren't all the other files stored as .xz format? Is there some special reason or did you try both and for those .gz was smaller? At first I thought you were pulling my chain and being what I am not (see below), as I had never heard of them before, however I found out both 7zip and Winzip support xz containers same as they do for GZip ones.
Windows and macOS do not support xz files, so I kept those as zip files so that people won't need any 3rd-party software to extract them. As for the Linux version, it's a tar.gz instead of a tar.xz because the contained AppImage is already compressed with xz. It's only packaged in a tar.gz for easier use compared to a direct download of the AppImage file. It would require manually marking it as executable prior to running it, which might confuse some users. Putting it in a tar.gz preserves the executable bit when unpacking it.

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Re: Hugor in MacOS Catalina

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Keka app on MacOS doesn't care what it's compressed in, but yes I can't tell you how many times I sent someone at work on a Mac a 7zip file and they don't know what to do with it.

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