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Old 03-08-2009, 05:37 PM
Mohammed Adnčne Trojette
 
Default Bug#518803: ITP: xz -- Attempt to make LZMA compression easy to use

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Mohammed Adnčne Trojette" <adn+deb@diwi.org>

* Package name : xz
Version : 4.999.8beta
Upstream Author : Lasse Collins
* URL : http://tukaani.org/xz/
* License : - public domain (src/liblzma/check, tests/files)
- LGPL 2.1 (the rest of src/)
- GPL (2 or 3, depending on which file outside src/)
Programming Lang: C
Description : Attempt to make LZMA compression easy to use

XZ Utils consist of a few relatively separate parts:
- liblzma is an encoder/decoder library with support for several
filters (algorithm implementations). The primary filter is LZMA.
- libzfile (or whatever the name will be) enables reading from and
writing to gzip, bzip2 and LZMA compressed and uncompressed files
with an API similar to the standard ANSI-C file I/O.
[ NOTE: libzfile is not implemented yet. ]
- xz command line tool has almost identical syntax than gzip
and bzip2. It makes LZMA easy for average users, but also
provides advanced options to finetune the compression settings.
- A few shell scripts make diffing and grepping LZMA compressed
files easy. The scripts were adapted from gzip and bzip2.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)



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Old 03-08-2009, 06:10 PM
Neil Williams
 
Default Bug#518803: ITP: xz -- Attempt to make LZMA compression easy to use

On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 19:37:33 +0100
Mohammed Adnčne Trojette <adn+deb@diwi.org> wrote:

> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: "Mohammed Adnčne Trojette" <adn+deb@diwi.org>
>
> * Package name : xz

Would xz-utils not be a better package name?

> XZ Utils consist of a few relatively separate parts:

Short package names are not necessarily better than descriptive
package names.

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