2010/12/5 Georg Brandl email@example.com:
I wonder if it's still necessary to provide .tar.bz2 and .tgz source tarballs. If anything, it would be nice to provide .tar.xz in addition to .tar.bz2, which has a nicer compression ratio:
.tgz - 13 MB .tar.bz2 - 11 MB .tar.xz - 8.6 MB
tgz (and zip) are the most portable formats available, though. What does the site stats say about current usage?
(btw, someone mentioned bandwidth -- are we paying for bandwidth? what fraction of the python.org traffic is downloads?)