XZ-Utils 4.999.9beta

William Immendorf will.immendorf at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 17:14:13 PDT 2009

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 5:32 PM, Guy Dalziel
<krendoshazin at dementedfury.org> wrote:
> As you can see the LZMA compression time is quite abysmal, and I
> certainly wouldn't want to use it as my default compression format. Sure
> as speeds increase the times becomes less noticeable, but I think
> expecting everyone to use a single format is completely one dimensional.
> Each format has its particular uses, and LZMA or LZMA based algorithms I
> would only regard as useful in regards to decompression, and in this
> test 100MB has been saved for only 1 extra minute decompression.
> However, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole for compressing my system
> backups.
It has imporved, and it is very useful for backups. Also, a faster
decompresion time than bzip, too. I don't think you use a fast system,
I do.


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