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Why is the installer a zip file?

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I'm not sure why the download link points to a zip file containing the installer, rather than the installer itself. The installer is already optimized with 7zip and does not need further compression. Putting it inside of a zip file is only saving 25kb (smaller than the average web page) and yet adds another unnecessary level of complexity.

It would be better for the user experience if you could just make the download link the installer itself.

Thanks for an amazing product! :)

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Because it used to be an EXE/MSI and people got corrupt downloads for whatever reason (usually because their NIC was junk). Now they'll know right away because their ZIP program will tell them and it'll be obvious that the download was bad and nothing else, instead of having to wait until the app starts randomly crashing or behaving erratically, or when the installer barfs out some incomprehensible error message. And because some antivirus or "security" software or proxies don't like letting people download EXE files directly.

You should not presume that things are at an "unnecessary level of complexity" simply because the reasoning is not apparent to you :roll:

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You should not presume that things are at an "unnecessary level of complexity" simply because the reasoning is not apparent to you :roll:

The reason wasn't apparent to me, so I asked the question about the reason. Is that such a crime? No need to be rude :(

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We've get a lot of boneheaded questions lately from boneheaded people who, even after more-than-thorough explanation, refuse to see sense. So Rick's been a little on edge lately. It's nothing personal :)

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