Here's the idea... Uploading the unzipped forum files is a pain in the a**. There are about 550 files, total size above 2 megs (latest cvs that is). Most of the places I intend to use the forum won't allow me shell access, so I can just upload the file and unzip it on the remote server.
I was wondering if someone is willing to make up a php script that will unzip/untar/etc an archive, if such thing is possible (i guess it is). And this is an example workflow: user downloads, say, final phpBB2, coming as a tar.gzip archive (or plain zip) to his home pc, user uploads the unzip script and the archive to his hosting space, user runs the script, script unzips the archive, user runs the installer.