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From: Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC: Remove .lzma in favor of .xz portage snapshots
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2011 16:18:40 -0500
On Friday, March 04, 2011 12:33:08 Jeremy Olexa wrote:
>  Hello all, This email is to solicit concerns or thoughts about removing
>  the .lzma portage snapshots.
> 
>  The facts:
>  - Starting on 2011-03-03, I enabled .xz compression on snapshots that
>  Gentoo makes available[1].
>  - On 2011-01-05, Mike added[2] .xz support to emerge-webrsync.
>  - xz-utils is now in the system set[3] anyway and .xz instead of .lzma
>  should eliminate some confusion for new users.
> 
>  That is about all I can think of. My opinion is that this is mostly a
>  cosmetic change (as lzma is generated via xz-utils anyway) but makes
>  sense given the popular[4] compression choices. I'd like to target
>  2011-04-01 as the date to turn off lzma generation. After generation is
>  turned off, the lzma archives will fall off the mirrors in 7 days. Any
>  concerns?

i dont think we're generating .xz yet ... otherwise, let's do it
-mike
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