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SubjectRE: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?
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> On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Jordan Mendelson wrote:
>
> > really want to type that stupid 2?), it yeilds better compression than
> > gzip. It's being used in a few projects, egcs & glibc are the only ones
I
> > can think of.
>
> Gimp too.


So, bzip2 yeilds better compression, it's free (no patent restrictions on
algs, etc), and it's available in binary & source form for Linux & a number
of other OSs. What's keeping kernels from being distributed like this?


Jordan



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