>>>> "Martin" == Martin Buchholz
>>>> "sb" == SL Baur <steve(a)xemacs.org> writes:
David C Worenklein <dcw(a)gcm.com> writes in xemacs-beta(a)xemacs.org:
>>>>>>> "sb" == SL Baur
sb> The .tar.bz2s and patches are uploaded
>> What happened to gzip?
sb> It is too wasteful for slow network connections.
Martin> This is a poor decision, if we want to encourage contributions to
Martin> XEmacs. We MUST provide .gz files. Ideally we would also provide
Martin> .bz2 files, as the Linux Kernel project does.
What is wrong with 'gzip -9'? Though I am not (yet) able to benchmark
it against bzip2, you could otherwise get all the "benefits" of bzip:
- rather long compression/decompression times, and
- rather small archives.
For that matter, with which option is gzip currently being run when
generating XEmacs distributions?