[dev][sbase] Proposal of suckless compression

From: Ralph Eastwood <tcmreastwood_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:30:21 +0100


Some time ago, there was some discussion about sbase's tar with
compression. I was wondering if this compression tool would
necessarily have to be a standard gzip/bzip2/xz implementation.

As Gzip,Bzip2 and XZ rely on rather complicated code bases, I propose
that a different algorithm (probably based off ROLZ), be used
instead, with a focus on a suckless implementation as opposed to
speed/compression ratio. Having said that, most ROLZ implementations
do tend to have greater speed and higher compression ratio than Gzip.

I know I could easily create a suckless implementation, but would it
be of interest to be included in sbase or is it beyond the scope of
the collection of utilities?


Tai Chi Minh Ralph Eastwood
Received on Tue Sep 23 2014 - 13:30:21 CEST

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