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xz compression for livecd

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Fedora 15 is going to use xz compression for their live cds

can we also have xz compression for opensuse livecds so more software can be bundled in?

User benefit:

more software on livecds


icons/user_comment.png S. L. wrote: (4 years ago)

OpenSUSE don't support this feature yet?

icons/user_comment.png B. L. wrote: (4 years ago)

There is no information on this at all. The only thing I found was:

Other than that, there is no news on it at all.

icons/user_comment.png B. W. wrote: (4 years ago)

http://lizards.opensuse.org/2009/05/15/livecd-performance-clicfs-vs-squashfs/ also mentions clicfs (which we use for our LiveCDs) using LZMA - so we have this feature done for years now.

icons/user_comment.png B. L. wrote: (4 years ago)

You are right, I didn't know about clicfs and I went and found this.

That git source link at the bottom of the article does not work though.

icons/user_comment.png J. E. wrote: (4 years ago)

Well that was comparing iso+lzma to squashfs+gzip. A better-suited comparison using squashfs+xz (kernel 3.0 has a CONFIG_SQUASHFS_XZ) should be done.

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