7-Zip / Bzip2
ben.cadieux at gmail.com
Tue May 6 11:40:41 PDT 2008
> Well, the issue is not so much one of download bandwidth as it is one
> of accessibility. Everyone has gzip, not everyone has 7z (yet).
> I would rather not have multiple compression formats on the download
> site, nor require that people have 7z in order to be able to unpack
> our release CDs!
This is the 'bandwagon' I was referring to --- it's a chicken and egg
problem. I can safely say I would rarely be using gzip or bzip2 if 7z
were in the base installs of all Linux/BSD releases. No one uses
"compress" any more because gzip/bzip2 are in the base. If they
weren't, you'd still see .Z files everywhere.
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