Distributing lzip compressed tarballs

Antonio Diaz Diaz antonio_diaz at ya.com
Thu Apr 16 17:31:20 UTC 2009

Hello Alexandre, thanks for maintaining linux-libre.

Did you think about distributing lzip compressed tarballs (in addition 
to tar.bz2)?

Lzipped tarballs of linux-2.6.XX-libre are about 9MB (17%) smaller than 
bzip2ed ones. This is almost one hour less of download time for 
narrowband connected people like me.

Lzip is stable and free as in freedom (GPLv3 or later).

> You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Gandhi

Of course all my projects are released as lzip compressed tarballs!

Best regards,
Antonio Diaz.

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