Why are OpenCV archive types different for various releases?

asked 2014-01-06 12:48:40 -0500

Steven P. Goldsmith gravatar image

Why are there differences in the Linux version of OpenCV when it comes to packaging? 2.4.8 is a zip, 2.4.7 is a tar.gz, 2.4.4 is a tar.bz2. This makes it difficult to script the install unless you build a universal extractor. Why not just stay with one format?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/opencvlibrary/files/opencv-unix

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