[Python-Dev] Planning to drop gzip compression for future releases.

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake at acm.org
Fri Sep 17 19:09:47 CEST 2004

At this point, I'm planning to drop the gzip-compressed archives for all 
future Python releases.  The bzip2 archives are much smaller (saving 
bandwidth, disk space, and download time), and supporting software seems to 
have become widely available in both free and commercial tools.

I'm still planning to make ZIP archives available.  If anyone would like to 
argue that I should drop that as well, feel free.  ;-)


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>

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