On the MinGW site's "Download" page:
there's a short spiel on 7-zip that looks, IMHO, totally
out of place. Why is it there?
Is it because a while ago there was some (rather
persistent) noise on this list from a person about
using this utility rather than the default "tar.gz"
I would recommend that it be removed if it's only
purpose is to avoid being pestered about it.
(I'm not against 7-zip per se, it *looks* good but
is a bit immature and less widely used for us to
risk all the potential support questions on this.)
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