While chatting with various people about data retention the question of
keeping the bz2 compressed files of pages-meta-history.xml vs their 7z
equivalents came up.
I'm curious about the usage of bz2 vs. 7z for the full page history. If
we can get 7za to not be a bottleneck for the build then would anyone be
crushed if we dropped support for the bz2 version?
It would be a significant savings in space.
I know the initial decision to serve both was made at a time when the
availability of 7zip for multiple OS's was questionable at best. Today
there are supported releases for Windows and Linux (src) and a
fragmented but active set of OSX ports.
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