Am 05.12.2010 13:33, schrieb Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven:
-On [20101205 12:19], Georg Brandl (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
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:
Given that xz is only provided since GNU Coreutils 7.1 and only in some newer BSD releases (if at all, I know FreeBSD 8 at least has it in the base, no idea about pkgsrc and such), I'd say you might want to provide tgz and tbz2 for another year before really stopping to provide other formats.
That's why I said "in addition to".
I mean, seriously, is providing some extra files in a particular compression format the biggest of our problems?
It was just a thought I had while I watched the files upload through my rather slow link. I promise I won't disturb you again tackling our real big problems.