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

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sat Sep 18 20:10:07 CEST 2004

On Sat, Sep 18, 2004, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> 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
> archives.

Granted that bz2-only isn't a viable option, what does gz give us over
bz2/zip that makes it worthwhile to keep?
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