Recompressing knits

Jan Hudec bulb at
Fri Sep 1 14:42:18 BST 2006

On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 01:33:50PM -0500, John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> [...]
> 2) Using a different algorithm, we can get as good as 176/14 = 12.5:1
> compression. I *really* wish that there was a nice LZMA package, because
> I think it embodies some really good tradeoffs for bzr. (It takes longer
> to compress than bzip2, but it can decompress almost as fast as gzip).

Well, I just briefly looked at the p7zip program (unix port of 7zip).
It seems to be very modular. The package contains seaprate shared
library for each compression method and for each file format. With a bit
of python.boost-fu bindings should be doable.

> [...]

                  				- Jan Hudec `Bulb' <bulb at>

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