xz-compressed release tarballs?

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Fri Jan 27 09:36:00 GMT 2012

> Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 09:01:51 +0400
> From: Joel Brobecker <brobecker@adacore.com>
> Cc: Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org>, jim@meyering.net, gdb@sourceware.org
> I think we can make everyone happy by simply adding the .xz format,
> giving us 3 release tarballs. That would cost about 25-30MB extra
> times 2-3 releases a year. I am not opposed to getting rid of the
> .bz2 format, however.

Fine with me, although I don't really understand what's problem, as
disk space is no longer at a premium and neither is network bandwidth
(certainly not for those who lobby for .xz).  Sometimes it looks to me
like people are simply pushing to use newer tools just because they
shine brighter.

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