Compressing distribution tarballs for release with xz
mmassonnet at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 20:44:35 CEST 2010
I had like to take your thought on how confident you are to distribute
tarballs for releases compressed with xz. To make this happen you
just have to initialize automake with "dist-xz" and "make dist"
will create an xz tarball. Unarchiving xz tarballs works as always
with the tar command line tool, "tar tf foo.tar.xz", "tar xf
foo.tar.xz", etc. Why do I want to go with xz is simple, it has a
better compression ratio, and hence it's the same reason why we
switched from gzip to bzip2.
 AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([no-dist-gzip dist-xz])
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