[tex-live] Re: [tug-board] Any news of DVDs ?

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Jan 26 18:51:25 CET 2006

Karl Berry wrote:

> iso's are already compressed; I don't think the
> inferior-though-ubiquitious zip compression would do anything
> significant, whereas bz reduces by a some number of megabytes, as I
> recall.  Been a while since I looked at the numbers.

Not /that/ inferior.  BZ2 compression produces a 587Mb file;
WinZIP produces one of 616 Mb.  The difference is so small
that I really cannot see that it matters, whereas the universal
comprehensibility of ZIP compression is a strong argument
for its adoption in preference to BZ2.

My (BZ)2-pennorth.
** Phil.

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