Le dimanche 05 décembre 2010 à 12:16 +0100, Georg Brandl a écrit :
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
It is likely that many non-GNU based platforms, such as commercial Unices, don't know about xz yet (not to mention old Debian / RHEL machines). So I would vote to continue providing .tar.bz2 and/or .tgz tarballs.