Pádraig Brady wrote:
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/coreutils/2016-09/msg00029.html
Meanwhile, the recently-released open-source Zstd compression seems
like it can outperform several other compression formats;
http://facebook.github.io/zstd/.  Should we be revisiting
coreutils' xz-only distribution policy?


I guess an issue with the popularity of xz for software
distribution, is that people may consequently use it for other
applications without much consideration.

IMHO, using zstd to distribute coreutils would only worsen things in this respect because the zstd format seems even worse than xz:

http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/lzip-bug/2016-10/msg00003.html
http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/lzip-bug/2016-10/msg00005.html


Best regards,
Antonio.

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