[OpenAFS] Compressed source code...

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Sun, 17 Jul 2005 18:42:27 -0400

On Sunday, July 17, 2005 04:48:31 PM -0400 Robert Banz <banz@umbc.edu> 

>> Did OpenAFS.org need to change the compress type from "gz" to "bz2" for
>> some reason?  I would rather see the most common compressed type that
>> all uncompressors can use.  Does OpenAFS.org need a license to use ZIP?
> I'd vote for distributing it in both .bz2 & .gz forms.  .bz2 is much more
> efficient for compressing text, however, it isn't ubiquitous yet.

We've done this in the past, but for some reason not revealed to me, the 
gatekeeper(s) who did the release chose not to generate gzip'd versions of 
1.3.85.  It's possible this was just an oversight; to find out why, you'd 
have to ask them...

-- Jeff