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Re: [Bug-tar] 7z support for GNU tar

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] 7z support for GNU tar
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2005 10:32:43 EET

Hi Rene,

> fist of all many thanks for contributing such great and important software
> to the community!

It is very kind of you to say so. I'd only like to emphasize that GNU tar
was created by many people, who deserve the thanks much more than I.
> I am wondering if there are any plans to support the LGPL 7-Zip compression
> format besides the already supported compress, gzip and bzip2 formats.

Thank you for the suggestion. Frankly speaking, in its current form the
7z tools fit poorly to the usual unix paradigm, and there does not seem
to be much demand for this kind of support. Anyway, I will consider it.


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