Firmicus at gmx.net
Mon Mar 10 11:51:34 EDT 2008
Timm Preetz a écrit :
> On Mon, 2008-03-10 at 14:19 +0100, Firmicus wrote:
>> BTW, nothing beats gzip in terms of speed and memory footprint... But
>> you need higher rates of compression, then lzma seems to be a great
>> alternative to bzip2.
> Yes. And especially for LaTeX packages this seems good. Would probably
> also make sense to offer big packages as lzma instead of gz, but not
> sure how big the difference in size really is.
> But that few MBs are probably never worth the confusion it would make to
> offer packages in just another format...
The *sources* for TeXLive 2008 will be offered as tar.lzma archives
instead of tar.bz2. This makes a little difference in size, but it does
make a big difference in decompression time! Note that this does not
affect users, only distro maintainers.
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