Please, consider using lzip instead of xz

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Date: Thu Jun 01 2017 - 06:55:58 EST

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Dear Linux developers,

In 2010 Laszlo Ersek recommended[1] the plzip program to compress Linux tarballs. However his advice went unnoticed, and Linux developers chose xz instead.


Now I would like to present new evidence in favor of Laszlo's recommendation. Please, see it at , and

Please, could you reconsider your decision and use lzip instead of xz for the compression of Linux tarballs?