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xz (was: Re: review of modifications of eth-multiplexer)

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: xz (was: Re: review of modifications of eth-multiplexer)
Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 03:46:31 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 03:19:26PM +0200, Sergiu Ivanov wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 26, 2009 at 06:12:14PM +0100, olafBuddenhagen@gmx.net
> wrote:

> > Try xz compression instead of bz2 -- that can make quite a
> > difference :-)
> Wow! :-) Thank you!  I've heard about the LZMA algorithm, but it's the
> first time I hear about xz compression,

I only heard about it a few weeks ago myself -- the .xz format is indeed
pretty new, and even it's predecessor .lzma hasn't been around for long.
(Although the LZMA algorithm itself has been in use for a couple of
years in 7zip...)

My remark probably was actually a bit premature: I fear xz-utils are not
yet easily available in stable distributions; so people might have
trouble reading .xz file if you send them out...

Of course it's fine for private backups, which you only need to read
yourself :-)


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