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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [imaging] bz2 archive format - can it be dropped?
Date Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:36:52 GMT
OK, done.

On 28 September 2012 22:28, Damjan Jovanovic <damjan.jov@gmail.com> wrote:
> +1 to getting rid of it then (binding)
>
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 10:44 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
>> The assembly descriptors are currently set up to create bz2 archives
>> in addition to the standard tar.gz and zip ones.
>>
>> Is the bz2 format really needed?
>> It's larger than the tar.gz, at least for sanselan.
>> And it's not as well supported on Windows.
>>
>> Note that the Commons Build Plugin does not currently support bz2, so
>> the download page would need to be manually editted after generation.
>> [In fact the existing download page does not link to the bz2 archives.]
>>
>> Or someone needs to enhance the Build plugin.
>>
>> Should not be too difficult to add support for a property to define
>> the archive suffixes, but is there any point?
>> Sanselan is the only commons component using bz2 currently.
>>
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