Re: How to do a survey on lbzip2 as a bzip2 alternative?
On Fri, 20 Nov 2009, George Danchev wrote:
Not that I can help with the surveys, but you may want to compare your
compressor to the practical tests and comparisons found at , and eventually
update your debaday article with the results.
 (URLs might be wrapped)
Thanks for the links.
I'm not arguing users should use lbzip2 or any other bzip2 implementation.
As I commented below the debaday article :
I recommend lbzip2 for the case when you're bound to or want to use
bzip2, for whatever reason. I'm not saying you should choose lbzip2 over
other compressor families.
A trivial reason to use bzip2 is to decompress a file downloaded from the
internet. If you have a multi-core CPU and the file was compressed with
standard bzip2, you might want to use lbzip2. Perhaps even automatically.