About the download page (FTP server)

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Wed Aug 8 03:40:54 PDT 2012

On 08/08/12 11:50, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> Personally, despite being an experienced (WIndows and Unix) developer
> etc, I loathe having to use non-standard archive formats. I really
> dislike having to install 3rd-party Windows software from random
> places on the net, that you never know if it is reliable or infected
> by malware and whatnot. rar, 7z, blecch.

it appears that i somehow got "lzma" (which should give similar size
benefits) installed in cygwin, by just following the Windows build setup
instructions; i wonder whether 7z and lzma are compatible.

another question is how much time this would add to the build, as gzip
is quite fast; but perhaps tarring is IO-bound on Windows anyway (it
seems like everything is on that platform...) so maybe it's not a
problem; google finds parallel implementations of lzma also if that
should be a problem...

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