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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.33-rc7

> > When I grab tarballs, I only grab .gz. Bandwidth isn't a
> > problem (3 minutes versus four on my DSL, I still switch over to another
> > screen and check back). But .bz2 unpacks very slowly in the
> > environments I'm usually grabbing a tarball for. I save more time
> > unpacking .gz than I do downloading .bz2.
> Ok, there seems to be a fair number of people who prefer .gz files for
> whatever reason.
> So I guess I'll stay with the current setup. It's only (somebody elses)
> diskspace, after all.
> Another option might be to stop generating the .bz2 files, of
> course.

It would be good to keep ketchup working.

> Anybody who cares more about network bandwidth than CPU use (ie people who
> would seem to prefer bz2) would be better off using git instead, which
> packs things _way_ better, by virtue of being much more incremental.

Well, yes, but git did really badly on arm/128MB machine when I
tried. What would be *really* nice... could we get -rc-s relative to
each other?

That would help a lot. Of course, git wins when you only produce diffs
against .X release, but... That would be 80% bandwidth saving against
current situation and still cpu-friendly.


(cesky, pictures)

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