Review needed: Add support of lzma in KDE

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Sun Aug 24 14:10:16 BST 2008

Allen Winter wrote:
>On Saturday 23 August 2008 20:30:04 Nicolas Lécureuil wrote:
>> hi,
>> in mandriva we use lzma to compress some tarballs, manpages, ... so we
>> needed to add support to lzma into KDE, which have been done by Per
>> Øyvind Karlsen
>> Can someone review the two patches and tell me if i  can commit  them
>> into trunk ?
>looks ok.
>is LZMA really "Strongly recommended" ?
>Just curious, since I never heard of this compression algorithm before.

LZMA produces better results than bzip2 and is faster to decompress.

It's the compression algorithm used by 7zip.

See some comparison rates I once did here:

The source is the qt-x11-opensource-src package, but I don't know exactly 
which release and build.

The .tar.lzma is missing in that listing, so here's a similar value:
qt-x11-opensource-src-4.4.0.tar.gz    108161188 bytes
qt-x11-opensource-src-4.4.0.tar.bz2   98584925 bytes
qt-x11-opensource-src-4.4.0.tar.lzma  76049388 bytes

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