7-Zip / Bzip2

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at sohara.org
Tue May 6 11:16:06 PDT 2008

On Tue, 06 May 2008 20:29:53 +0300
Cristi Magherusan <cristi.magherusan at net.utcluj.ro> wrote:

> The compression time is not an issue for install disks, and
> decompression extra time of 7z is insignificant, but the best usage for
> this would be when packaging sources, not the installer CD, whose size
> will grow slower than the size of CD/DVD/BlueRay... Anyway our CD image
> could easily fit a mini-CD, so we don't need this, for now.

	There is still the little matter of download time and bandwidth
utilisation. Certainly if I saw a 73MB file and a 108MB file with the same
contents I know which one I would choose to download (once I'd assured
myself of being able to unpack it).

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