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bug#25538: uncompressed gzip releases please

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: bug#25538: uncompressed gzip releases please
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:40:01 -0700

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 2:34 PM, Karl Berry <address@hidden> wrote:
> Please make gzip releases in some non-gzip/xz/lzip/bzip form, that is,
> uncompressed or .zip.
> I and a colleague just had to waste time explaining to a user how to
> download an old version available as .tar, compile it, and then use that
> to install the new version.  (No, evidently he had no binary. Whatever ...)
> It costs nothing to make the releases available in another format than
> .tar.*z, so ... ok? .zip would probably be best, to placate the
> Windows world, but anything would be better than nothing.  --thanks, karl.

Hi Karl,
It's a simple change that is likely to help more than a few, so here's
the diff I'll soon push:

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