The official news article from Arch regarding changing of compression methods

Now using Zstandard instead of xz for package compression

Looks like everything is working without a hitch so far and no action is needed by any Arch based distros.

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I did not notice any changes on my archlinux testing and recent updates. It simply worked :smiley:

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Yeah, from an user’s perspective all that changes is the install time of packages should be improved, although not download speed. They say that package size went up 0.8% total on their repos but unpacking speed increased with 1300% (which is… a lot.)

https://lists.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2019-March/029520.html

Thanks @judd. An interesting read if you follow the whole series.