Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:07 UTC
I'm a Author form Wikibooks Germany. In the Last two months I start a project
for schoolbooks. So the intent for this Project is to develop materials for
teachers and pupils. So the what we need is the support of the ODF-Format and a
place where we can upload every raw material in every format where teacher can
spend her existing learn materials. And of the other side we need the
possibility to upload 7-Zip to bundle learn material.
For ODF see Bug 2089. For zip open a new under "Wikimedia", not "MediaWiki".
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2089 ***
May as well keep this open for the 7-Zip request. I think our general view is
that allowing arbitrary archives to be uploaded is a problem: anyone could put
up a virus and use Wikipedia's authority to make people feel safe in opening it.
But I'll let Brion or someone confirm that.
If bulk download is something that would be useful, perhaps some way to have
files archived on the WMF side could be added. Alternatively, it could be that
MediaWiki could open the archive itself to ensure that it only contains approved
General archive formats are certainly considered a no-go at this point.
I wouldn't recommend 7-zip for files aimed at non-technical users anyway; while
it compresses nicely, it's not a standard format. Zip is much better supported,
with very good built-in support for decompression in current versions of
Windows, Mac, and Linux desktops.
WONTFIXing this, assume it got forgotten.