7-Zip's Zip algorithm results in smaller files compared to any other zip utility. We should use it to package JAR files. The source code is available under LGPL.
> The source code is available under LGPL. Which means we can't just use it in Mozilla.... Will their zip files decompress with the normal zlib? If not, is it worth the bother of shipping two separate decompression libs?
Yes, the ZIP files will decompress, that's the point of using 7-zip, we don't have to add any extra decompression libraries into Mozilla. If we are using the product for compression rather than incorporating it into Mozilla itself, wouldn't it be acceptable? The only reason I brought licensing up at all is because right now the source is for Win32 only.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 154965 ***
No! Bug 154965 is about packaging Mozilla distributions, not JAR archives.
> No! Bug 154965 is about packaging Mozilla distributions, not JAR archives. Mozilla distributions made with zip and JAR archives are created using the same version of zip. We're not going to use one version of zip for .jar and the another version for the .zip just because someone opened a separate bug on it. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 154965 ***