Re: Propose Release Goals (delayed ;) - xz compression
On Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:52:38 +0200
Adam Borowski <email@example.com> wrote:
> xz has slow compression, fast decompression. You're not really going to
> build packages on any box where compression speed is a blocker, and even if
> you do, actually building the package will take a wolf share of the time.
> On the other hand, quite a few users will _decompress_ stuff on terribly
> underpowered boxes, and xz shines there.
Not quite, xz is also slower than gzip in decompression, cca 3 times,
which is not neglectable on slow machines, especially when installing
large sets of packages.