notmuch release 0.29 now available
david at tethera.net
Fri Jun 7 08:15:56 PDT 2019
Ralph Seichter <abbot at monksofcool.net> writes:
> * David Bremner:
> As the maintainer of Notmuch in MacPorts, I wonder why you chose to
> switch from a classical tarball to a .tar.xz archive? Did I miss some
> discussion on this mailing list?
Yes, there was a brief discussion:
id:20190319100819.17724-2-david at tethera.net
The space savings have become more noticable as we include more test data in
the release tarball. At a glance, about 15-20% of the upstream tarballs in
Debian are xz compressed. Even allowing for overcounting of things like
git snapshots, I guess xz compression is something packagers will have
to deal with.
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