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Re: NEWS: added support for lzma compression

From: NightStrike
Subject: Re: NEWS: added support for lzma compression
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2007 14:36:42 -0400

On 10/11/07, Jim Meyering <address@hidden> wrote:
> FYI, I added support for LZMA[1] compression a few days ago:
> So now you can put this in your file
>   AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([dist-lzma])
> and "make dist" will generate both .gz and .lzma compressed tarballs.
> This started when I discovered p7zip a few weeks ago and was flabbergasted
> to see that it compressed the coreutils tarball to a measly 3.3MB(!),
> while bzip2 managed to compress it to only 5.3MB.  The gzip'd tarball
> weighs in at 8.4MB.
> In addition, it usually decompressed at least twice as fast as bzip2.
> My other test case was the emacs tarball.  It compressed it to 24MB,
> which was 6MB smaller than the bzip2-compressed size.
> Pretty impressive.
> lzma uses the same core compression technology (based on 7zip, originally
> written for windows), but it's been converted to c99, and its command-line
> interface is a lot more like gzip and bzip2.
> For now, there is neither a mailing list, nor a publicly accessible
> repository for lzma, but with a little luck we'll have both before
> too long.
> [1]
When will this be in an automake release?

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