the 7-Zip archiver has recently become very popular because of its good compression rate;
f.e. recent snapshot is about 34% smaller when packed with 7z compared to tar.gz:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2484981 Jan 5 17:28 openssl-SNAP-20080105.7z
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3781438 Jan 5 17:27 openssl-SNAP-20080105.tar.gz

For Linux there's a 7za source and binary commandline available from here:

The Win32 GUI and commandline version is available from here:

I dont want to propose here to just replace tar.gz with 7z,
but I think it would be cool if we could have most recent snapshot additionally in 7z format.


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