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Re: ITP: mingw-xz (1.7 only)

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According to Charles Wilson on 6/20/2009 12:00 PM:
> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> You've said what you want to do but you haven't said *why*.  What is the
>> advantage of further complicating a complicated program by adding .xz
>> support, espcially given the lack of adoption of the lzma format?
> Some projects:
> introduced .lzma tarballs for their source distributions last year; and
> are now switching to .xz instead of .lzma.

Not just that, but automake itself was the one that made distribution in
.lzma possible in the first place, but now automake recommends .xz instead
of .lzma.  In other words, with automake 1.11 now out, it is very easy for
upstream packages to use .xz, with its smaller file sizes.  I was the one
that released the upstream m4 using .xz, for precisely those reasons, so
I'm happy to see Chuck working to make it easier to handle .xz files
directly in setup.exe, even if it ends up being a slow conversion process.

+1 from me for the new package

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