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Re: xz-compressed tarballs?

From: Hans Aberg
Subject: Re: xz-compressed tarballs?
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 13:08:56 +0200

On 11 Jul 2011, at 02:05, Paul Eggert wrote:

> 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.

If Moore's Law holds up for hard drives, they will have a yottabyte of storage, 
and if Nielsen's Law for networks holds up, the bandwidth will be a 


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