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Re: [proposal] use xz compression for Debian package by default

On 2012-08-28 12:05:26 +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 12:10:18PM +0900, Hideki Yamane wrote:
> >  We know some packages are better to use gzip, but it's an
> >  exception. Using xz is best choice for rest 99.99% of packages.
> >  We can deal with such exception by specifying gzip for that (e.g.
> >  openclipart-png).
> There's a better compressor here, it's name is "cat" (meow!).  PNG files are
> already deflate-compressed, so gzip can't help (higher settings for an
> infinitessimal benefit aside).

Before wondering whether PNG files should have an additional
compression level, is there any reason why a better PNG compression
isn't used in the first place? For instance, "optipng -o9" tries
various parameters and keeps the best one.

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