[Python-Dev] Re: Planning to drop gzip compression for future
fredrik at pythonware.com
Sat Sep 18 13:00:18 CEST 2004
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
>> agreed. it may come as a surprise to some people, but Linux
>> is not the only Unix system out there. Python works extremely
>> well on non-Linux systems too...
> But then, a Unix system does not have gzip, either.
Of the build systems I checked, all had gunzip, most had unzip, but
only the Linux systems had bunzip2.
The bzip2 homepage contains 1.0.2 binaries for exactly three plat-
forms, compared to over 20 systems for gzip and 30 systems for
unzip. I suppose older bzip2 versions (0.9.5) are compatible, but
someone should verify that they work before you pull the gzip
> Maybe IP isn't available, either, so we should ship QIC tapes.
That's a really helpful comment.
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