[arch-dev-public] RFC: (devtools) Changing default compression method to zstd

Morten Linderud foxboron at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 24 23:28:46 UTC 2019

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 04:22:55PM -0700, Andrew Gregory via arch-dev-public wrote:
> On 03/25/19 at 12:15am, Robin Broda via arch-dev-public wrote:
> > Thus i don't think we need a hold-off period like this, Allan.
> We still need a hold-off period, we're just waiting to make sure
> people have libarchive v3.3.3 instead of pacman v5.2.0.

libarchive was released around 7th of September into the repos, so that is
at least a shorter timeframe when waiting next pacman release + a full year.

Wouldn't it be feasible to issue an Announcement early July and do the
transition in September?

Morten Linderud
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