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Add support for user-defined compressors (was: Re: Automake 1.11.2 relea
Add support for user-defined compressors (was: Re: Automake 1.11.2 released)
Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:18:40 +0100
On 12/27/2011 08:21 PM, Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
> Hello Bob, and thanks.
> Bob Friesenhahn wrote:
>> The approach that lzip used satisifies the standard GNU-mandated
>> configuration requirements. Due to using only standard C++, it only
>> needs to configure aspects such as the compiler used and installation
>> prefix. This approach leads to a very small source package similar to
>> that of gzip and bzip2. The drawback of using standard C++ is that
>> C++ has only been standardized since 1998 and a C++-runtime library
>> is required in order for lzip to be used. This means that lzip might
>> not be available in every possible circumstance (but there is always
>> the gzip fallback).
> For those "possible circumstances" there is clzip, a C89 versión
> of lzip. And for even more stripped down systems there is lunzip,
> a small C89 decompressor.
>  http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/clzip.html
>  http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lunzip.html
> BTW Stefano, what do you think about supporting parallel versions of
> the compressors, like lbzip2 <http://freecode.com/projects/lbzip2> or
> plzip <http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/plzip.html>?
I think it's about time we introduce an API that will allow maintainers
to easily plug-in their own compressor :-) Implementing that shouldn't
be too difficult, given the similarity and duplication among the various
`dist-*' targets. The slightly trickier part will be devising an API
that is complete and simple enough. I'm CC:ing bug-automake so that we
won't forget about the issue.
Re: Automake 1.11.2 released, Miles Bader, 2011/12/25
- Re: Automake 1.11.2 released, (continued)
- Re: Automake 1.11.2 released, Antonio Diaz Diaz, 2011/12/26
- Re: Automake 1.11.2 released, Bob Friesenhahn, 2011/12/26
- Re: Automake 1.11.2 released, Dave Hart, 2011/12/27
- Re: Automake 1.11.2 released, Bob Friesenhahn, 2011/12/27
- Re: Automake 1.11.2 released, Antonio Diaz Diaz, 2011/12/27
- Add support for user-defined compressors (was: Re: Automake 1.11.2 released),
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