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SubjectRE: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?
On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Jordan Mendelson wrote:

> > 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
>
>
>

The fact that everyone in the Linux world would be forced to upgrade?

Imagine the flood of HEEEEEELP messages in the meantime.
-Mike


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