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SubjectRe: [www.k.o] Let tar.xz be the default tarball on the main-page?
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On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 7:38 PM, Konstantin Ryabitsev <mricon@kernel.org> wrote:
> On 04/03/13 07:58 AM, Sedat Dilek wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> it is still tar.bz2 the default tarball for downloading.
>> As modern Linux-kernel versions exists also as tar.xz which is smaller
>> and causes less Internet traffic.
>> Save the planet :-)!
>
> I think I'll go ahead and do that, if only because some time down the
> line I'd like to stop making everything available as [.gz|.bz2|.xz] and
> eliminate bz2 altogether. Switching main page links to .xz will help me
> accomplish this goal in some distant future.
>

Yupp, tar.bz2 support should be dropped entirely.

- Sedat -

>
> Best,
> --
> Konstantin Ryabitsev
> Systems Administrator
> Linux Foundation, kernel.org
> Montréal, Québec
>
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