[arch-dev-public] LZMA - in or out? ([signoff] libarchive 2.6.0)

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 10:45:22 EST 2009

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 11:56 AM, Hugo Doria <hugodoria at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yep,
> Compress really takes a little longer, but IIRC decompress takes
> almost the same time of gzip.

Also, if I am not mistaken, a given package is compressed only once,
by the packager, but decompressed many many times (by all users). But
of course the compression time needs to stay reasonable enough for the
packager, and the opinion of active packagers or packagers with huge
packages is important.
Otherwise, if the download time benefit is lower than the
decompression time slowdown for many users with high bandwidth, we
should still think about all the poor users with low bandwidth :) And
in any cases, there is a bandwidth win on both sides (user / server)
so that is always good.

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