[BLFS Trac] #2896: XZ-Utils (stable enough)

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Sun Jul 26 10:16:30 PDT 2009

#2896: XZ-Utils (stable enough)
 Reporter:  willimm      |        Owner:  blfs-book@…                   
     Type:  enhancement  |       Status:  reopened                      
 Priority:  low          |    Milestone:  6.5                           
Component:  BOOK         |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal       |   Resolution:                                
 Keywords:               |  
Changes (by ag@…):

  * priority:  normal => low
  * status:  closed => reopened
  * resolution:  wontfix =>


 I think this should be considered seriously for inclusion, even for 6.5

 - the .xz format is now a standard [1]

 - many of the gnu packages use it already (coreutils), and I believe it's
 a choice based to the
 fact that it looks that it's the better (right now) technology (various
 benchmarks proved that

 - LZMA-utilities package is now obsolete and is not under active
 development and quite probably no-one is using it anymore

 So, I am reopening the ticket, but I am setting the priority to low
 though, as there is no real urgency. However William, if you really want
 xz utils into the Book, you should contribute a patch instead of spamming
 Track and mailing lists.

 1. http://tukaani.org/xz/xz-file-format.txt

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