survey about lbzip2 as a bzip2 alternative in Debian
Dear Debian User,
I apologize for spamming you with this.
I kindly request you to take ten minutes to read my article under  on
lbzip2, my parallel bzip2 utility, and to participate in this survey.
Please choose exactly one of the four options below, and send me a mail
with the corresponding mnemonic on the left as the sole word in the mail
subject, and leave the mail body empty.
lbzip2-opt-1 -- I'd like to have lbzip2 available as a bzip2 alternative.
lbzip2-opt-2 -- I'd like to use lbzip2 as a bzip2 alternative only in
combination with tar.
lbzip2-opt-3 -- I don't want to use lbzip2 as a bzip2 alternative in any
lbzip2-opt-4 -- I don't know / I don't care.
I've no idea of what volume of answers to expect; nonetheless, I plan to
release a raw count for each option in the evening of 24-NOV-2009 +0100.
I'll try to get a subscriber count for debian-user if it's public and
calculate the option frequencies relative to the number of answers and to
the number of all subscribers. The summary will be released under the
CC-BY-SA v3.0 license, see .
I will not release the full corpus of answers for privacy reasons. I will
send the corpus to any Debian Developer who wants to see it, in a
gpg-encrypted attachment. I think a sufficiently anonymized corpus could
be published, but I personally won't risk that.
(These last two paragraphs may be overkill for this survey. I'm trying to
follow MJR's advice on surveys, see .)
As additional info on lbzip2's scaling, I mention .