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Some suggestions as changes

From: Heikki Johannes Junes
Subject: Some suggestions as changes
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 01:00:46 +0200 (EET)

I suggest that we would use bzip2 for compressing in every place.
Reason is just that with that free compressing tool one gets smaller

With "tar xzvf .." and "tar cjvf" the following comparison was done:

drwxr-xr-x   19 hjunes        4096 Nov 29 12:42 lilypond-1.7.8/
-rw-r--r--    1 hjunes     1317152 Nov 30 00:51 lilypond-1.7.8.tar.bz2
-rw-r--r--    2 hjunes     1631734 Nov 29 12:42 lilypond-1.7.8.tar.gz

So, by using bzip2 one could save over 20 % space. The suggestion was
made while proposing lilypond to Mandrake Cooker.

Because bzip2 is favored nowadays, why not start to use at every place?
First, "make dist" would make a .bz2 instead of .gz. As a result:
would contain ".tar.bz2" -sources and patches instead of ".tar.gz".

It saves a lot space, so, why not?

      Heikki Junes

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