[Doc-SIG] Re: [Python-Dev] Documentation packages

Jack Jansen Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl
Thu Oct 2 18:00:06 EDT 2003

There's always machines out there that won't support newer formats out
of the box, so may I suggest the following course of action:
1. For now we add bz2 compression, and put that at the top of the
    list, with gz far below it. If we want to get real fancy we
    could even put it behind another link "old formats".
2. At some point in the future we look at the http logs to see
    how many people still use the older format.

.Z files were still very useful to some people long after .gz had
become the norm, just because they were stuck on old boxes. And if
Python goes out of its way to remain buildable on various old boxes
as-os it would be silly if we would require people to
download third-party stuff just to decode the documentation...
Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen at cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack
If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution -- Emma 

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