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Re: [Lzip-bug] Some (random) thoughts..

From: Michał Górny
Subject: Re: [Lzip-bug] Some (random) thoughts..
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 10:17:14 +0100
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On Fri, 2021-03-26 at 09:35 +0800, wdlkmpx wrote:
> All C++ variants in one package = people who compile only need to
> update 1 package. There are like 50000 linux distros, about 50000
> package maintainers, think about it.

I don't recall making you my representative.  As a package maintainer
for lzip, I strongly prefer split packages than one huge monolith.  For
a start, because it means that I only have to update the packages that
have changed rather than upgrading everything because one of them

> And it's quite obvious why lzip never took off, most basic apps are C
> apps, like all the other basic or critical linux compressors are
> written in C, LZip is the only C++ compressor I came across (also
> p7zip and unrar), this produces big static apps. Only after looking in
> the lzip website I found the C version, but most people will not do
> that.

This argument sounds very poor.  I honestly doubt the majority of *nix
users care the slightest bit about static executables, or C++ dependency
at this point.  Do you have any proof that someone considers 'xz better
than lzip' because of C++?

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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