Yesterday I’ve changed ftpadmin to generate .tar.xz and .tar.bz2 tarballs. Shortly after that, tracker 0.10.15 was released.
[ ] tracker-0.10.14.tar.bz2 19-May-2011 17:58 7.5M [ ] tracker-0.10.14.tar.gz 19-May-2011 17:58 8.9M
[ ] tracker-0.10.15.tar.bz2 26-May-2011 17:37 7.5M [ ] tracker-0.10.15.tar.xz 26-May-2011 17:37 5.3M
The smallest version you could download for 0.10.14 is 7.5MB (bz2). For 0.10.15 you’re able to get the 5.3MB xz version. A 29% saving to get the same bits.
Note: The plan is to only create xz tarballs once the last 3.2 GNOME stable version has been released (November).