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SubjectRE: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?
==> Regarding RE: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?; "Jordan Mendelson" <jordy@wserv.com> adds:


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

> ls /pub/linux/kernel/v2.0
.....
linux-2.0.10.tar.gz linux-2.0.31.tar.gz patch-2.0.21.gz
linux-2.0.11.tar.bz2 linux-2.0.32.tar.bz2 patch-2.0.22.bz2
linux-2.0.11.tar.gz linux-2.0.32.tar.gz patch-2.0.22.gz
....


looks like it is now. :=)


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