Monday, 12 March 2018

Re: zstd compression for packages

On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 11:06:11AM +0100, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> We are considering requesting a FFe for that - the features are not
> invasive, and it allows us to turn it on by default in 18.10.

libzstd has only been stable in the archive since Artful. We had to SRU
fixes to Xenial because it was added to Debian (and outside
experimental) before the format was stable upstream.

Of all the general uses of a new compression algorithm, I'd expect our
distribution archival case to be near the end of a develop/test/rollout
cycle. Are you sure we want to rely on it so completely by switching to
it by default in 18.10?