[tex-live] Re: Re: [tug-board] Any news of DVDs ?
pragma at wxs.nl
Wed Feb 1 11:52:14 CET 2006
Karl Berry wrote:
> 01/31/2006 10:47 AM 190,540,872 iso.tar.gz
> 01/31/2006 10:59 AM 189,692,517 iso.tar.zip
> This makes sense to me. Both use the same basic compression algorithm,
> after all. So I can believe that the difference, as you suggest, is in
> zipping individual files vs. one big file. Of course .tar.zip would not
> make sense to distribute, Phil's same complaints would stand,
> even more so :).
> 01/31/2006 09:42 AM 154,393,645 iso.r7
> That is quite good. Almost 25% better than anything else. (And somehow
> I thought bz2 had been approaching )
> That makes me think it would be worth offering as another download
> option at some point.
> - 7zip is slow,
> Speed on compression doesn't matter so much. How is it at
> decompressing? Closer to gz/zip (ok), or bz2 (bad)?
ah, i forgot to test that (deleted the files already), but i suspect
that decompression is probably ok; it's the analyse that takes the time
another nice aspect of the 7zip approach is that you can put the
binaries alongside the zipped iso and that users then have a allround
(un)zipper, so maybe it's worth switching to this method
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