Re: [dev][sbase] Proposal of suckless compression

From: Dimitris Papastamos <>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:44:45 +0100

On Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 12:30:21PM +0100, Ralph Eastwood wrote:
> 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?

I'd be very interested including this tool in sbase.
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