Re: notmuch release 0.29 now available

Subject: Re: notmuch release 0.29 now available

Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:15:56 -0300

To: Ralph Seichter,


From: David Bremner

Ralph Seichter <> writes:

> * David Bremner:
> As the maintainer of Notmuch in MacPorts, I wonder why you chose to
> switch from a classical tarball to a .tar.xz archive? Did I miss some
> discussion on this mailing list?

Yes, there was a brief discussion:

The space savings have become more noticable as we include more test data in
the release tarball. At a glance, about 15-20% of the upstream tarballs in
Debian are xz compressed. Even allowing for overcounting of things like
git snapshots, I guess xz compression is something packagers will have
to deal with.


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