radical suggestion for fc4 release

Eric S. Raymond esr at thyrsus.com
Tue Feb 1 02:44:21 UTC 2005

Jeff Johnson <n3npq at nc.rr.com>:
> Very very very foolish imho, as rpm is rate limited by decompression,
> and bzip2 uncompress is known 5-7 times slower than gzip.

Is that a problem?  Processors are speeding up faster than media are
getting larger -- thus, trdsing clocks for space seems like the
right thing.

I'm open to counterargument here -- I just want to be sure you've 
thought through the tradeoffs completely.
		<a href="http://www.catb.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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