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Re: Bug#160928: ITP: 7zip -- 7zip is file compressor which can handle many archive formats

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Graham Wilson wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 08:21:24AM -0500, Drew Scott Daniels wrote:
> > It might be nice to note in the description that 7-zip does better
> > compression than pkzip and other archivers for the .zip archive
> > format.
> is is better than infozip's zip?
> --
> gram
http://www.compression.ca has some comparisons. I would guess that it is.
I don't know if it's provable. Another site for 7-zip is
http://www.7-zip.org which indicates that 7-zip's zip format compresses
files to be smaller than both pkzip and winzip. I suppose "better" should
be qualified as meaning creating smaller files as compression time is an
indicator too.

Has anyone contacted Charles Bloom about relicensing PPMZ2? It may offer
"better" compression than the 7z format.

Has the author of 7-zip been informed as to this ITP?

     Drew Daniels

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