[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 1/2] Also distribute code and data in a single tarball

Robert Elz kre at munnari.OZ.AU
Mon Aug 22 15:39:56 UTC 2016

    Date:        Mon, 22 Aug 2016 08:11:46 -0700
    From:        Paul Eggert <eggert at cs.ucla.edu>
    Message-ID:  <492db551-d050-d0c0-0b46-2bb49d89c2f8 at cs.ucla.edu>

  | Yes. I'd like to discontinue the old-style distribution at some point

Old style distribution was a single file containing both code and data.
It was split because it was more manageable (for everyone) that way,
most people don't really care much about the code - that just serves as
a reference implementation, and the various system distributions use
their own code (either based originally on the reference implementation,
or independently created) and just want the data - which is (or should be)
the primary output from this group.


ps: I don't really see any need for a better compression technique than
what is currently used (or really, for that matter, any compression at all.)
Neither the code, nor the data, and not even the combination of the two,
is big enough by modern standards to require it.

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