Re: [sawfish] Re: Future releases as tar.bz2 and tar.xz

On 18/01/10 11:45, Eli Barzilay wrote:
On Jan 18, Allan Duncan wrote:
On 18/01/10 07:59, Christopher Roy Bratusek wrote:
Hi all,

nothing special, just some news:

all future releases will be available as tar.bz2 and tar.xz.
XZ is also known as LZMA2 and has a much better compression than bz2.

For example Sawfish 1.6.1:

du -h sawfish-1.6.1.tar.{xz,bz2}
2,4M sawfish-1.6.1.tar.xz
3,6M sawfish-1.6.1.tar.bz2

So this is -30%, which helps saving bandwith and stuff. Though not
necessary for most people, but in non-industrial countries (or in
non-urban regions) there are a lot people who can't access DSL (and

Of course the compression comes at a cost - it really chews CPU

It makes perfect sense for downloads -- it looks like it's usually
faster to uncompress than bzipped files.

For those using GNU tar, the man page is less than helpful, use:
      tar --xz -cf<archive.tar.xz>  <source>
If there is an abbreviated option I can't see it.


Nope, 'j' is for bz2

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