Re: .deb format: let's use 0.939, zstd, drop bzip2
- Date: Thu, 9 May 2019 16:44:28 +0900
- From: Mike Hommey <mh@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: .deb format: let's use 0.939, zstd, drop bzip2
On Wed, May 08, 2019 at 09:01:27PM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
> On Thu, May 09, 2019 at 07:37:55AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> > On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 1:38 AM Adam Borowski wrote:
> > > Thus, even though we'd want to stick with xz for the official archive, speed
> > > gains from zstd are so massive that it's tempting to add support for it,
> > > at least for non-official uses, possibly also for common Build-Depends.
> > Could we use custom zstd dictionaries on a per-architecture basis to
> > further reduce the size of zstd packages, possibly allowing it to beat
> > xz?
> In theory, sure. Have any test results? My gut tells me that wouldn't buy
> much but numbers matter more.
Another option is to use filters like xz does.