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

Morten Linderud foxboron at archlinux.org
Sun Mar 24 23:46:15 UTC 2019

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 04:39:54PM -0700, Andrew Gregory via arch-dev-public wrote:
> I don't consider hoping that libarchive doesn't need a rebuild in the
> near future a great strategy.  That being said, this is really
> a question of how long of a period we need between libarchive v3.3.3
> and us making the switch.  I'm not a packager, so I don't have much of
> an opinion on that.

Well, we pride ourselves with having competent users. I think waiting a year is
conservative and safe. However, personally I think we can wait for the next
pacman release and write an announcment. Then we give everyone a month to update
and we can have a smooth transition. Assuming of course that everyone is
on-board with this change. 

I would like to get some opinions from packaging devs with experiences.

Morten Linderud
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