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Re: [Bug-ed] GNU ed 1.10 released

From: Martin Guy
Subject: Re: [Bug-ed] GNU ed 1.10 released
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:33:56 +0100

It sounds like there's space for an internet service that takes an
address, sees what is available, downloads the content the user asked
for in qhatever other formats are available, uncompresses it,
recompresses it in the format they prefer and returns the result.

wget ftp://recompress.net/ftp.gmplib.org/pub/gmp-5.1.3/gmp-5.1.3.tar.gz

Not sure how it would pay its bandwidth and CPU costs however, but
that way, everybody would be happy. :)


On 25/02/2014, Antonio Diaz Diaz <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ulrich Mueller wrote:
>> Must we really go through this again?
> Of course not. You can accept what I have to offer (or not) and stop
> bothering me when you please.
>> Reasoning is still the same as five years ago, when that bug was filed.
>> Looking at the number of files on Gentoo mirrors:
> You know pretty well that the numbers for lzip would be much higher if
> the patch had been applied five years ago.
>> I am convinced that you're doing your users a disservice by not
>> distributing ed in at least one of the popular formats any more.
> I can't see how distributing high-quality work for free and in a free
> format can be seen as a disservice to anybody.
> On the contrary, I think you are the one doing a disservice to your
> users by stubbornly discriminating against the best format for the task
> of compressing tarballs.
> Best regards,
> Antonio.
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