[Rubygems-developers] Updating source index is slow

Richard Kilmer rich at infoether.com
Wed Nov 10 09:58:27 EST 2004


On 11/10/04 9:15 AM, "Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng" <hgs at dmu.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Richard Kilmer wrote:
> 
>> yaml.Z is a compressed file...that is the one downloaded by default (not the
>> source 'yaml' file).
> 
> gzip generally "beats" compress though, and I'm fairly sure that
> would be true for YAML data...  The HTTP 1.1 spec seems
> to have no support for bzip2, unfortunately.

It uses zlib.

> 
>          Hugh
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