On Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 03:23:43PM +0100, Adam Borowski wrote: > Oh wow, going .gz -> .xz reduces the size in half -- and not only for > gimp-data but also for a typical ELF file. And unlike bzip2, the cost is > paid only during compression, decompression being hardly slowed down. > > . Measured on gimp + gimp-data, I'm repacking CD1-i386 as we speak to get > a larger sample On the whole pool/ on CD1, the gains are smaller than that -- roughly one third, which still makes a massive difference. -- 1KB // Microsoft corollary to Hanlon's razor: // Never attribute to stupidity what can be // adequately explained by malice.
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