[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use lz format for new tarball

vanadovv at hetnet.nl vanadovv at hetnet.nl
Mon Aug 22 12:53:49 UTC 2016

There are also Windows users, not only *nix users!
So, please use a compression format that can be handled easily by Windows users as well.
For instance, choose a format from the list that 7Zip can handle: http://www.7-zip.org/
Yes, I know, one can allways install yet again another program for one purpose only (http://lzip.nongnu.org/lzip.html), but let's try to keep things simple.


Oscar van Vlijmen

>----Origineel Bericht----
>Van : eggert at cs.ucla.edu
>Datum : 22/08/2016 05:56
>Aan : tz at iana.org
>Onderwerp : [tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use lz format for new tarball


>index 18b7c9d..61213b0 100644
>--- a/NEWS
>+++ b/NEWS
>@@ -33,13 +33,14 @@ Unreleased, experimental changes
>     'make check' now checks that zdump generates this output.
>     A new distribution format is available in the tarball
>-    tzdb-VERSION.tar.gz and the signature tzdb-VERSION.tar.gz.asc.
>+    tzdb-VERSION.tar.lz and the signature tzdb-VERSION.tar.lz.asc.
>     The new tarball has the contents of tzcodeVERSION.tar.gz and
>     tzdataVERSION.tar.gz, in a single top-level directory 'tzdb' with
>     all other files under this directory, as is typical for software
>     distributions.  The new format is intended to replace the old
>     tarball pair.  The old format will continue to be distributed for
>-    a while.
>+    a while.  The new format uses lzip compression, which is
>+    significantly smaller than gzip and is simpler than xz.
>   Changes to documentation and commentary

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