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

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Mon Aug 22 17:06:16 UTC 2016

vanadovv at hetnet.nl wrote:
> 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/

Thanks for mentioning the problem. xz format is on 7-Zip's list; it's a tiny bit 
larger than lzip format for our data (0.3% larger for the draft tzdb tarball) 
but I suppose portability trumps this minor advantage. Plus, I think xz is more 
popular on other tz platforms. I installed the attached proposed patch on Github.
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