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Re: Propose Release Goals (delayed ;) - xz compression

On Fri, 25 Oct 2013 15:52:38 +0200
Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl> 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.

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