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Re: RFC: Support for zstd in .deb packages?


On Mon, 2018-04-30 at 20:23:15 +0000, Nick Terrell wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2018, Guillem Jover wrote:
> [...]
> > * Format stability: Although it's supposedly frozen now, it has
> > changed quite often in recent times. AFAIR it was also mentioned at
> > least in the past that the target was mainly real-time data streaming,
> > so long-term data storage might not be a priority? Would need
> > clarification from upstream I guess.
> I'm one of the upstream maintainers of zstd. If you have any questions,
> please feel free to either open an issue on the issue board [1] or email
> me or Yann Collet (CCed).

Perfect, thanks for reaching out!

> The format has been stable since version 0.8.1, which was released on
> August 18th 2016. We have an RFC draft describing the compression
> format in progress [2], so we are completely committed to keeping the
> format stable.
> Long-term data storage is as much a priority for us as real-time data
> streaming. IMO one of the strengths of Zstandard is the ability to maintain
> the same fast decompression speed at every compression level. That
> allows both real-time streaming and long-term storage to use the same
> format.

Thanks for the clarification!


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