Distributing lzip compressed tarballs
lxoliva at fsfla.org
Mon Apr 27 20:32:04 UTC 2009
On Apr 16, 2009, Antonio Diaz Diaz <antonio_diaz at ya.com> wrote:
> Did you think about distributing lzip compressed tarballs (in addition
> to tar.bz2)?
I hadn't. Thanks for the suggestion.
I'll look into doing that for upcoming releases, such as 18.104.22.168, and
then I'll retrofit it to earlier releases.
> Lzipped tarballs of linux-2.6.XX-libre are about 9MB (17%) smaller than
> bzip2ed ones.
Wow! That's a lot! I had no idea. Thanks for letting me know.
>> You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Gandhi
> Of course all my projects are released as lzip compressed tarballs!
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