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

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Wed Jan 14 10:50:11 EST 2009

Am Tue, 13 Jan 2009 18:48:11 +0100
schrieb Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net>:

> 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.

1M upload here... so I doubt a bit but don't care much whatever
compression we will use.


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