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  • Zchunk: Another Format For Delta-Friendly Files With Good Compression Promises

    Phoronix: Zchunk: Another Format For Delta-Friendly Files With Good Compression Promises

    Zchunk is a new file format aiming to be highly "delta-able" while maintaining a good compression ratio...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...les-Compressed

  • #2
    beating gzip is so last millenium. everyone uses xz

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pal666 View Post
      everyone uses xz
      Unfortunately. We should use lzip instead. Dunno how zstd compares for long term storage concerns.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by andreano View Post
        According to the author of lzip.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by andreano View Post
          all those complaints are irrelevant here: when downloading files form internet you need to check their signatures anyway, otherwise you will be hacked by perfectly noncorrupted file

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LinAGKar View Post

            According to the author of lzip.
            And he makes very good arguments with data to back them up.

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