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(updated Entry: Zlib for zlib 1.2.8 , April 28, 2013)
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|Name=zlib
 
|Name=zlib
 
|Short description=library used for data compression.
 
|Short description=library used for data compression.
|Full description=zlib is a general purpose data compression library.  All the code is thread safe. The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs
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|Full description=zlib is a general purpose data compression library.  All the code is thread safe.
(Request for Comments) [http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1950 1950] to [http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1952 1952] in the files
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[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1950 rfc1950] (zlib format), [http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1951 rfc1951] (deflate format) and [http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1952 rfc1952] (gzip format).
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|Homepage URL=http://www.zlib.net/
 
|Homepage URL=http://www.zlib.net/
|Documentation note=[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1950 RFC1950] (zlib format)
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|Documentation note=The data format used by the zlib library is described by the following RFCs:
[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1951 rfc1951] (deflate format)
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[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1952 RFC1952] (gzip format)
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All functions of the compression library are documented in the file zlib.h.  A usage example of the library is given in the file test/example.c which also tests that the library is working correctly.  Another example is given in the file test/minigzip.c.  The compression library itself is composed of all source files in the root directory.
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To compile all files and run the test program, follow the instructions given at the top of Makefile.in.  In short "./configure; make test", and if that goes well, "make install" should work for GNU and BSD systems.
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zlib is available in Java using the java.util.zip package, documented [http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Programming/compression/ here].
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A Perl interface to zlib is available at CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network) sites, including [http://search.cpan.org/~pmqs/IO-Compress-Zlib/ IO-Compress-Zlib].
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A Python interface to zlib is available in Python 1.5 and later versions, see http://docs.python.org/library/zlib.html .
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zlib is built into tcl: http://wiki.tcl.tk/4610 .
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*[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1950 RFC 1950] (zlib format)
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*[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1951 RFC 1951] (deflate format)
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*[http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1952 RFC 1952] (gzip format)
  
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All functions of the compression library are documented in the file zlib.h. A usage example of the library is given in the file test/example.c which also tests that the library is working correctly.  Another example is given in the file test/minigzip.c.  The compression library itself is composed of all source files in the root directory.
  
Read the [http://zlib.net/zlib_faq.html zlib FAQ]
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To compile all files and run the test program, follow the instructions given at the top of Makefile.in.  In short "./configure; make test", and if that goes well, "make install" works for GNU and BSD systems.
 
|Version identifier=1.2.8
 
|Version identifier=1.2.8
 
|Version date=2013/04/28
 
|Version date=2013/04/28
 
|Version status=stable
 
|Version status=stable
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|Version download=ftp://ftp.simplesystems.org/pub/png/src/zlib/zlib-1.2.8.tar.xz
 
|Last review by=Genium
 
|Last review by=Genium
 
|Last review date=2013/09/19
 
|Last review date=2013/09/19
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|Real name=Jean-loup Gailly
 
|Real name=Jean-loup Gailly
 
|Role=Maintainer
 
|Role=Maintainer
|Email=jloup@gzip.org  
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|Email=jloup@gzip.org
 
|Resource URL=
 
|Resource URL=
 
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|Resource kind=Support
 
|Resource kind=Support
 
|Resource URL=<zlib@gzip.org>
 
|Resource URL=<zlib@gzip.org>
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|Resource audience=Users
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|Resource kind=General
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|Resource URL=http://zlib.net/zlib_faq.html
 
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Latest revision as of 23:29, 19 September 2013

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zlib

http://www.zlib.net/
zlib is a general purpose data compression library. All the code is thread safe.

Documentation

The data format used by the zlib library is described by the following RFCs:

All functions of the compression library are documented in the file zlib.h. A usage example of the library is given in the file test/example.c which also tests that the library is working correctly. Another example is given in the file test/minigzip.c. The compression library itself is composed of all source files in the root directory.

To compile all files and run the test program, follow the instructions given at the top of Makefile.in. In short "./configure; make test", and if that goes well, "make install" works for GNU and BSD systems.


Download

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released on 28 April 2013

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Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
"Email madler@alumni.caltech.edu" Mark Adler Maintainer
"Email info@winimage.com" Gilles Vollant Contributor
"Email jloup@gzip.org" Jean-loup Gailly Maintainer


Resources and communication

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Contributors Support <zlib@gzip.org>
Users General http://zlib.net/zlib_faq.html
Users Homepage http://zlib.net/


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This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 September 2013.



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