[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use lz format for new tarball
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat Aug 27 19:37:37 UTC 2016
Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
> Please, do not use xz for a new distribution format.
I'm not much of a fan of xz format either, which is why I suggested lz format
originally, and we could easily change it back to lz. However, Oscar van Vlijmen
asked for something convenient on MS-Windows; see
<http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/tz/2016-August/023945.html>. What's the story on
that? Why doesn't 7-Zip support lz format? Will 7-Zip support lz format any time
soon? Surely it would be an easy thing to add.
I'd rather not use bzip2 format, since it doesn't compress the tz tarball nearly
as well. bzip2 format is 11% larger than xz format. (lz format is 0.3% smaller.)
More information about the tz