I would prefer native formats for ease of use of the reports. If the report is sent in the native format (e.g. html) almost any device (e.g. phone or tablet) or mail client can view the report. Having the report zipped at a minimum adds an extra step of unzipping (mail client), or at worst makes it unviewable without other software (e.g. iphone or ipad). The whole point of emailing the reports out is to get eyes on them, so less barriers to that the better.
Completely agree from where you are coming from with this.
I again am puzzled. Some of the reports I want to go out to senior managers but have prevented in doing this because 1) my PDF formatting isn't working as expected and 2) this extra element where you have to unzip the file adds an unnecessary extra step.
I've taken a look at that Bug ID.... I wish NetApp was better about populating bug information.... all that is listed for it is "Bug information not available." I'll create a case to at least add my voice to those seeing this as a needed feature.
Have you done any testing with, or knowledge of, OC6, specifically this issue?
I have seen there is a beta program for it, but I have not applied for it. It's interesting it is designed solely for ClusterMode.... that is good news to me - we have a deployed C-Mode install, and I hopeful some of the issues I am having with OC5.1 will be fixed by a version designed for C-Mode.