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

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 05:12:15PM +0200, Didier 'OdyX' Raboud wrote:
> We are building a binary distribution which main characteristic is to have the 
> packages built _rarely_. As such, a useful but CPU-expensive operation is 
> always worth it.

The situation is slightly different for Debian-native packages. In that case,
there's little value in not replacing the source PNGs with better-compressed
alternatives. (games-thumbnails is such a native package.)

> And if the package building infrastructure comes in your way by enforcing
> unneeded repeated builds, then the problem resides in the package building
> infrastructure.

Are we not required to provide a functional 'clean' target in our rules files?
Should these not remove files that were generated as part of the build process?

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