[NTLK] Newton Museum zip file ETA: A week.

Aaron Brigati abrigati at gmail.com
Tue Feb 8 17:05:42 EST 2011

DMG does have a checksum. And the dmg file I have works fine; my Mac mounts and uses it no problem. 

What I did was mount the DMG on my Mac and copy everything in it to a folder, then create a zip file of all the stuff.  The zip file is 4.81 gigs, similar to the dmg; uncompressed, all that is a bit under 10 gigs.

It doesn't save any space over using the DMG, but it's a little easier for Windows users.

Now I just have to wait for the upload to finish, at 10KB/sec. :)


On Feb 8, 2011, at 11:02 AM, SteveC wrote:

> I need a little schooling on this I think.
> I was "raised" to ZIP (or ARC or LHA if you're crusty enough to remember
> them) anything that goes over the wire because there is a chance a byte in
> the middle could be corrupted and you'd need the archive envelope's CRC to
> assure integrity of the contents. Maybe DMG already has CRC or similar
> functionality, but if it doesn't wouldn't it be safer to even put on minimal
> or no compression ZIP just to be sure about the archive reliability?

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