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From: Robin.Hu (huxw_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-01 22:08:18

Bzip2 is widely spreaded with GNU software. It is available to all *nix
platforms those are available to me, include linux, *bsd, solaris, etc...

IMHO, using tar.bz2 instead of tar.gz is a good idea.

On Sun, 01 Dec 2002 19:35:35 -0500
Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> At 03:05 PM 11/29/2002, Pavel Vozenilek wrote:
> >Bandwith and time of those with dialup can be saved by compressing Boost
> >release by BZIP2 compressor (
> >
> >For example boost_1_29_0.tar.gz has size 5 272 kB, tared and compressed
> by
> >bzip2 size is 4 282 kB (down to 81%).
> >
> >Boost size will grow (Spirit lib has over 600kB) and bzip2 can reduce the
> >growth a bit. Bzip2 is available on many platforms, free to use, stable
> and
> >quite used.
> The .tar.gz format was chosen because a number of users of UNIX-like
> systems said that was their preference.
> While there are obvious benefits to switching to a format which yields a
> file so much smaller, I'd like to hear from other UNIX/etc users that this
> is an acceptable format for them.
> Regardless, thanks for bringing it up. I've been wondering if bzip2 was
> becoming a commonplace format.
> --Beman
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