Subject: re: replacing gzip
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 07/09/2004 22:47:52
On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Whatever the qualities OpenBSD's compress(1) might be, I don't think
> this is doable. NetBSD 2.0 (remember, we'll release it some day) will
> ship with mrg's gzip(1), and we'd better keep it around for some time
> in -current or we'll have to support 3 different versions of gzip(1)
> in each of our branch. I mean, it's already a nightmare...
Um, if we can use an externally maintained implementation, why not use it
over an implementation that we have to maintain on our own.
note that i'm quite happy to maintain my gzip. i think cube
has raised a relevant issue but i don't think it should really
be a deciding factor.
I cannot comment on either implementation though.
Being as compatible with GNU gzip (or whatever the rest of the world
uses) would be nice and resirable though.
i spent a long time ensurely our gzip was as compatible as i
could. when i looked quite some time ago, that wasn't true
of the openbsd gzip.