Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Nov 2012 15:56 UTC
BeOS & Derivatives Can you believe they've come this far by now? Once known as OpenBeOS, Haiku today announced the release of the fourth alpha for Haiku R1. It seems like only yesterday when BeOS died and OpenBeOS rose form its ashes, generating a new hope among the legions of avid BeOS fans. Now, almost twelve years later, we've hit the fourth alpha.
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RE: XZ Compression
by umccullough on Thu 15th Nov 2012 00:45 UTC in reply to "XZ Compression"
umccullough
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2006-01-26

Too bad Haiku doesn't more prominently mention the XZ-compressed tarballs that are available. They're only about half the size of the Zip files, which themselves are compressed pretty well considering the images are about the size of a CD. That's some impressive compression. It would save them bandwidth and any potential users time downloading it.


Yes, this topic has come up before (and did so again in the last couple days)...

We do push the xz versions of our releases to the mirrors along with the zips, but we haven't yet provided direct links to them for simplicity on our get-haiku page. Perhaps we can rework the download page in the coming days to make this easier for users.

You are correct - it would save > 100mb per download, which would be a nice gesture.

Thanks for the feedback, and we'll try to improve this soon.

Also, for anyone reading this: Keep an eye out for another update on the website in the next 24 hours.

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