On Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 12:16:48PM +0100, Georg Brandl wrote:
I wonder if it's still necessary to provide .tar.bz2 and .tgz source tarballs.
Yes, it is necessary. People sometimes just expect it from an Open Source project. (At least, when someone is going to try it for the first time)
If anything, it would be nice to provide .tar.xz in addition to .tar.bz2, which has a nicer compression ratio:
I personally, have not downloaded any .xz compressed file yet. So, I would be curious to know about this new format, and if I see Python being provided in a such a novel format, I would be bit excited to try it too. :)