lzma (Re: HEADS UP: upgrading ImageMagick to 6.4.0-6)
brooks at freebsd.org
Wed Apr 16 02:22:49 UTC 2008
On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 09:50:59PM -0400, Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> ???????? 15 ??????? 2008 07:30 ??, Pav Lucistnik ?? ????????:
> > What the hell is LZMA and why we want it instead of .tar.gz / .tar.bz2 ?
> Calm down, Pav. Then -- visit archivers/lzma to read more on this archiver.
> Then -- open one of the MASTER_SITES and examine the difference in size
> between .tar.bz2 and .tar.lzma:
> The reduction (30%) in traffic for hundreds of mirrors, combined with the
> reduced space-use on millions of /usr/ports/distfiles and CD-ROMS is
> certainly worth it...
> I wish, more vendors were aware of this new archiver...
Sadly, the author's licensing terms will limit the adoption of lzma.
The BSD license is well established as the most restrictive acceptable
license for successful, widely adopted compression schemes.
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