[tz] [PROPOSED PATCH 2/2] Use lz format for new tarball
alexander.belopolsky at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 16:11:01 UTC 2016
On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:02 PM, Deborah Goldsmith <goldsmit at apple.com>
> > Seems like it creates a bit of a chicken-and-egg
> > dilemma towards ever migrating anyone to new formats.
> I would argue that distribution of core internet data should never
*drive* the adoption of new formats.
In what sense tzdb-latest.tar.lz is "core internet data"? Even
tzdata-latest.tar.gz is not used by the systems on the internet directly.
System providers distribute derived binary files with system patches
instead. The code and test data in tzdb archives is hardly of interest to
users who would have trouble installing lzip.
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