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Re: Autoconf distributions and xz dependency

From: John Hawkinson
Subject: Re: Autoconf distributions and xz dependency
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 19:16:25 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.15 (2007-05-28)

Eric Blake <address@hidden> wrote on Fri,  2 Mar 2012
at 17:10:17 -0700 in <address@hidden>:

> Actually, this really is part of the reason - since xz is technically
> superior to gzip (better compression, same decompression speeds), we are
> doing users a favor by getting xz installed and commonly available in
> more places.

Generally speaking, if you think you are "doing a favor" by adding
a requirement, most people will disagree with you.

  John Hawkinson

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