[arch-dev-public] [PATCH] Support xz compressed packages

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Mon Feb 15 13:36:41 EST 2010

On Mon, 2010-02-15 at 19:32 +0100, Andreas Radke wrote:
> any idea how long it takes to compress OOo main package? as far as I
> know it needs a lot more time than gz/bz compression. does xz make use
> of SMP cpus? 
> if not it's not an improvement and we should think about pbzip that
> now
> supports tar interaction and pipes! 

Depends on the compression level. It's slower than gzip compression, but
faster than bzip2 if you don't select the highest compression level. I
guess you'll save more time uploading an xz-compressed openoffice
package than you'll lose by compressing it with that.

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