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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Change Request - No more .Z filesy
Date Mon, 20 Oct 1997 17:31:55 GMT
Same here... I don't feel so strongly about keeping .Z as to
vote against it, but I don't see the rationale behind getting
rid of it either.

Marc Slemko wrote:
> 
> I'm afraid I don't understand the need to get rid of the .Z files.  Sure,
> most people have gzip but it takes so little effort to make .Zs that why
> not?  I don't see how someone wanting to be a mirror can complain about
> the bandwidth taken to transfer a single copy of each release when
> compared to people actually downloading it, and I'm not sure disk space is
> that big an issue.
> 
> On Mon, 20 Oct 1997, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> 
> > Randy Terbush wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > > From: Mustafa Akgul <akgul@Bilkent.EDU.TR>
> > > 
> > > I  wonder whether  we  can  move away  from  tar.Z  files.
> > > It is redant and  costly:  bandwith  and  even  disk  space is a waste.
> > > We discuused  on the  pache-announce  list, nobody objected; some 
> > > approved  the idea.
> > > Since gzip is  available  eveywhere, why do not we stop  carrying
> > > .tar.Z  file.
> > > 
> > 
> > I'm 0 on removing the .Z stuff. 
> > 
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