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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.33-rc7
Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Do people really care about the old-fashioned tar.gz and patch.gz files?
> I've always uploaded the tar-files and patches compressed with gzip,
> because that's the "traditional" way, and then we have a script that also
> re-compresses things as 'bz2' because it compresses better and many people
> are bandwidth-limited and much prefer the better compression.
..

I prefer the .gz files, despite limited bandwidth here.
My older, slower CPUs cope with them better.

But .bz2-only would be fine as well.

I just wish the GNU tar folk had the sense to combine -z and -j
into a single flag.

-ml


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