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Re: ideas 3

From: "Martin P. Hellwig" <mhellwig@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 21:47:52 +0200

Matthew Dillon wrote:
:> Well, I dunno. bzip2 is now fairly ubiquitous in the world of UNIX,
:> and it does produce ~17% better compressed ISOs. While I don't think
:> it is a good general choice due to its lack of flexibility in cpu
:> consumption (1), it may be a good choice for ISO distribution. bzip2 -9
:> produces a 70MB file while gzip -9 produces an 82MB file.
:With 7z i get a 49 MB file instead of the 79 MB with gzip.
:See archivers/p7zip and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7z
I looked at it, but I don't think we are going to use it. It looks
like a mess of different algorithms and I don't trust that the long
term (30 year horizon) stability and compatibility will be there.

Personally I favour bzip2, merely because of its license.
Me judges that the cpu consumption will eventually be less of a problem in 30 years then the GPL license. I am not against GPL, just pro bsd, which makes my life simpler.


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