Re: [hackers] [libgrapheme][PATCH] also provide better compressed zst tarball

From: Laslo Hunhold <>
Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2023 23:48:43 +0200

On Thu, 1 Jun 2023 00:43:32 +0600
NRK <> wrote:

Dear NRK,

> libgrapheme's tarball, as of master branch, reaches about 2.5M, which
> is much bigger than most suckless software (although this is still
> pretty small by modern standards).
> with zstd's highest compression setting, this can be cut in half. zstd
> is also included in the base system for many distros - which may be
> able to make use of this.

thanks for your patch! I actually thought about this a few months ago
and even though the gz-tarball is pretty big, there's no denying that
gunzip is available on every system.

In comparison I got the best results with xz and the 2e-option,
yielding a 990K-tarball on master. However, even though there are 50%
savings, it's hard to beat gzip in regard to its simplicity. Compared
to this, xz has only one stable implementation that I know of and the
file format seems to not be well-defined.

With best regards

Received on Sat Jun 03 2023 - 23:48:43 CEST

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