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Re: xz-compressed tarballs?

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: xz-compressed tarballs?
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 17:05:59 -0700
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I agree with Joel that we should keep the gzip version around
for a while, at least until the xz folks get around to
writing an Internet RFC for the format and so forth.

It's not just a matter of distribution; it's also
a matter of archiving.  100 years from now, I expect
there will still be gzip readers, but I'm not as sure there
will be xz-as-of-2011 readers.

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