Change to bzip2?

Rudi Chiarito nutello at
Wed Feb 2 16:04:07 UTC 2005

On Wed, Feb 02, 2005 at 10:32:41AM -0500, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > > I think staying with gzip is ok as it really is a good middle ground
> > > between speed and disk compression ratio. bzip2 "feels" noticable slower.
> > Is that true on extraction or only on creation?
> Both.

Then there's LZMA, which is even slower than bzip2 on compression, but 
faster and less memory-hungry on decompression. It also tends to 
obtain higher compression ratios and has a multithreaded implementation.


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