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

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Tue Jan 13 12:48:11 EST 2009

On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 16:45 +0100, Xavier wrote:
> 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.

Looking at OpenOffice.org, I think the gain in upload time is much
larger than the loss of compression time.

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