Publishing Zip distributable AKA 'All Versions'


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    We published a 'zip' distributable certainly for legacy reasons, eg " triplea-game-headed-2.0.20026.zip". Before we even had a linux installer, this was the version you would download. At this point, publishing the distributable I suspect is purely for historical reasons.

    I'm thinking we should remove it for the following reasons:

    • less to debug, fewer answers to the question "how did you install TripleA?"
    • we bundle Java with the installer to reduce variability so we do not need to deal with variations of different Java versions. By allowing a zip to be used with an arbitrary Java, we lose this benefit
    • simpler/faster build, less is more.

    Does anyone know of any solid reasons why the zip version is still being published and is useful?


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