XZ-Utils 4.999.9beta

William Immendorf will.immendorf at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 12:41:01 PDT 2009


On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 2:31 PM, Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop73 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>  I'm listening, and watching, but for the moment I don't
> see any reason to put it in the book as a beta - for the
> moment we can still get packages as .tar.gz.
You don't see any reason? You need to look a lot closer:

 * Fedora, Arch, CLFS, and Slackware use it arleady, so +4 points to XZ.
 * This release is very close to a stable release,  another +1 point to XZ.
 * The file format for it is arleady stable, +1 to XZ.
 * And tar uses too, +1 to XZ.

William



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