Re: OFFTOPIC: Re: bzip2 for kernel dists?

Christopher Horn (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 20:24:42 -0500

Adam McKee wrote:

> How about integrating the BWT-based compression in bzip2 into gzip in
> order to speed the transition and make it easier?
> gzip -bwt? Just an idea.

It would make sense to do so, and I had suggested this to the bzip
author some months ago when he released the rewrite. I do not recall his
exact response, but for some reason or another he seemed to think it
would not be worth it. But this is getting off topic...