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Re: Please add lzip support in the repository




Adam Borowski wrote:

> If you want a fair comparison:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 kilobyte kilobyte 98826240 Jun 16 20:26 octave-4.2.1.tar
> -rw-r--r-- 1 kilobyte kilobyte 15826565 Jul 7 17:13 octave-4.2.1.tar.lz
> -rw-r--r-- 1 kilobyte kilobyte 15174400 Jul 7 17:13 octave-4.2.1.tar.xz
>
> xz wins by 4.2%, with the same settings.

Those are not the same settings, and you can see the reason why in
this benchmark:

http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip_benchmark.html

""xz -9" uses a dictionary size twice as large as "lzip -9". This makes it
appear as if xz could compress large files a little more than lzip."

If you pass to lzip the same dictionary size used by xz -9, then lzip wins.

-rw-r--r--  1 15167441 Jul  7 22:17 octave-4.2.1.tar.lz

and so the comparison is fair enough : )

Maria Bisen

PS: I'm sorry, I'm aware that the message appears misplaced.