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Re: Are gzip-compressed substitutes still used?

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Are gzip-compressed substitutes still used?
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2021 19:06:12 +0100


On Wed, 17 Mar 2021 at 18:12, Ludovic Courtès <> wrote:

> I’d still like to start providing zstd-compressed substitutes though.
> So I think what we can do is:
>   • start providing zstd substitutes on berlin right now so that when
>     1.2.1 comes out, at least some substitutes are available as zstd;
>   • when 1.2.1 is announced, announce that gzip substitutes may be
>     removed in the future and invite users to upgrade;
>   • revisit this issue with an eye on dropping gzip within 6–18 months.

Sounds reasonable.  The full removal could be announced for the 1.4
release.  Even if we do not know when it will happen. ;-)  So people
know what to expect.


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