Postings by Julian Andres Klode

zstd compression for packages

Hey folks,

We had a coding day in Foundations last week and Balint and Julian added support for zstd compression to dpkg [1] and apt [2].

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Zstd is a compression algorithm developed by Facebook that offers far
higher decompression speeds than xz or even gzip (at roughly constant
speed and memory usage across all levels), while offering 19 compression
levels ranging from roughly comparable to gzip in size (but much faster)
to 19, which is roughly comparable to xz -6: