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Re: xz-compressed tarballs?

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: xz-compressed tarballs?
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:07:09 +0200

Joel E. Denny wrote:
> On Sat, 25 Jun 2011, Jim Meyering wrote:
>> you might prefer to drop bzip2 compression altogether and stick with
>> just the most-common gzip and best-compressed xz
> Thanks for the suggestion.  It sounds like there's no reason to keep
> bzip2.


>> at least one (GNU cppi [*]) distributes only xz-compressed tarballs.
> I'm a little skeptical of dropping gzip just yet.

Dropping both gzip and bzip2 might be considered premature for bison.
However, I am tempted to try it for coreutils (or maybe a medium-profile
project), just to see if anyone complains.  At worst, I can upload gzip'd
tarballs after the fact, if their lack causes trouble.

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