[python-committers] Providing .tgz sources

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Dec 5 20:39:40 CET 2010

> 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:

Looking at download statistics, for the 2.7 release, in July, we had
these numbers of downloads:

Python-2.7.tgz     32059
Python-2.7.tar.bz2 24986
python-2.7.msi    577240

In November, the numbers were

Python-2.7.tgz       24535
Python-2.7.tar.bz2   20797
python-2.7.msi      569328


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