[PATCH] make dist: Create tar.xz with python3 and sign compressed tarballs

Andreas Schneider asn at samba.org
Fri Dec 7 15:16:26 UTC 2018

On Friday, 7 December 2018 16:04:55 CET Björn Jacke wrote:
> On 07.12.18 15:23, Stefan Metzmacher wrote:
> > You also need to take care of script/release.sh
> > 
> > Is xz available on platforms like AIX?
> > 
> > Would it make sense to sign the compressed and uncompressed
> > tar archive?
> I also don't like the loss of compatibility with platforms or tools that
> don't have xz support by default.

I'm sure it supports it and if not you can simply recompress it with gzip.

> 6MB more or less is really not much
> these days and this does not make out the loss of compatibility and the
> headache and extra work that we generate for a lot of people by that change.

Maybe not for you, but I have an asymmetric DSL connection and uploading 18 vs 
12 MB safes me time! Also this is a bad argument, why should I optimize my 
code, CPUs are fast enough. Sorry, but traffic, storage and CPU time matters!

> Signing the compressed and uncompressed tar ball sounds like a good idea
> to me.

I don't really see real benefit doing that.


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