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Subject: Re: [boost] [release] Need help to test new release archives.
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-09 16:41:06

On 2016-03-10 00:24, Rene Rivera wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM, Andrey Semashev <andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> A suggestion: maybe we should replace .tar.bz2 with .tar.xz. xz is
>> ubiquitous nowdays and it provides better compression ratio.
> Note sure about doing that.. As even the tar.gz version gets plenty of
> downloads still <>.
> And it would only be close to the size of the 7z. So not much of a gain.

$ bzcat boost_master_969ee704c6f008f3c509ed5e4b7a59a2a2615f35.tar.bz2 |
xz >boost_master_969ee704c6f008f3c509ed5e4b7a59a2a2615f35.tar.xz

$ ls -la boost_master_969ee704c6f008f3c509ed5e4b7a59a2a2615f35.*
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lastique lastique 85430042 Mar 10 00:31
-rw-rw-r-- 1 lastique lastique 75138984 Mar 10 00:37

That's 10MB less on default settings. It's still a gain. I mean, what's
the downside?

PS: Not sure why people would want .tar.gz. I suspect, a large portion
of that is generated by scripts/robots noone updated.

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