Canonical Might Adopt XZ Compression

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http://news.softpedia.com – XZ compressed packages have been used for a while by various distributions, including the Gnome repositories, but Ubuntu's developers are still reticent about switching to another compression. Gzip is still a good compression algorithm, but XZ has made it clear that it is the future. It provides smaller packages, but there is more to this problem than meets the eye. According to phoronix.com, the problems of adopting XZ compression for Ubuntu 13.04 has been raised ... (read more) (General)