Bug#693859: ITP: pixz -- parallel, indexing version of xz
Owner: David Bremner <email@example.com>
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* Package name : pixz
Version : 0.0.0+git$something
Upstream Author : Dave Vasilevsky <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* URL : https://github.com/vasi/pixz
* License : BSD 2-clause
Programming Lang: C
Description : parallel, indexing version of xz
This is another parallel xz compressor/decompressor.
Better long description to follow.
You can look at pxz to get the general idea. Or imagine multithreaded
So why another parallel xz in the archive.
- - This one seems about 25% faster compressing in some simple tests I
ran (compressing a 2.7G file with 6 threads, maximum compression).
Decompression seems to be a wash between xz, pxz, and pixz on files
produced by xz. On files produced by pixz, pixz is noticably faster
- - More importantly it does not seem to suffer from (because of being "indexable")
i.e. busybox xz also works on the output of pixz
The lack of releases is a bit annoying; perhaps upstream can be
convinced to make some tags.
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