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    SubjectRe: bzip2 support against 2.4.18
    Daniel Phillips wrote on Friday, July 12, 2002 10:52 AM:

    > On Friday 12 July 2002 10:32, Christian Ludwig wrote:
    > > To make it
    > > at least a little bit easier there should be that 'bz2' in the name. So
    > > 'bz2linux' would be a goal. But if we do this we also could change
    > > to 'gzlinux'.
    > You can feel pretty confident in thinking the name bzImage is never going
    > to change, if only because too many fingers know how to type the stupid
    > thing by reflex action.


    > > On the other hand I also had the idea to let the name 'bzImage' be for
    > > gzip and bzip2. The problem is that I can neither overload the name nor
    > > choose the kernel compression at configuration time [I do not know how
    > > make it at least].
    > Now that you mention it, bzImage should continue to serve perfectly well,
    > so long as you have some other way of configuring the kernel compression
    > method than via the make target. Why not just make the compression method
    > a config option? If it had been done this way from the beginning, we'd
    > never have acquired the b or the z.
    > This way you avoid the entire controversy of chosing a new name for the
    > kernel image, and anyway, it's a nicer interface than via the make
    > target.

    That came into my mind, too. Let's see what I can do about it...
    It won't probably be ready before August, because I still have some exams.

    Have fun.

    - Christian

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