Re: RFC: Support for zstd in .deb packages?
Guillem Jover writes ("RFC: Support for zstd in .deb packages?"):
> * Eternity contract: This would add yet another format that would need
> to be supported pretty much forever, to be able to at least unpack
> .deb's that might be available in the wild. This also increases the
This means that we should be much slower to adopt new compression
schemes than projects where data compression is used for transport or
I would say that a new compression scheme should be widely used for
several years before we would consider it for source package and at
least half a decade before we would adopt it for .debs.
I am also concerned that we are the target of an advocacy campaign.