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[Devel] Re: Supported Compression Algorithms.

From: James H. Cloos Jr.
Subject: [Devel] Re: Supported Compression Algorithms.
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 21:59:17 -0500
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>>>>> "Keith" == Keith Packard <address@hidden> writes:

Keith> so I'm not really excited about switching
Keith> back.  What a mess.  Setuid programs suck.

If it is any better, gzip(1) (unlike zlib) does include code to
decompress lzw.  From gzip-1.3.3/unlzw.c:

/* unlzw.c -- decompress files in LZW format.
 * The code in this file is directly derived from the public domain 'compress'
 * written by Spencer Thomas, Joe Orost, James Woods, Jim McKie, Steve Davies,
 * Ken Turkowski, Dave Mack and Peter Jannesen.

so there should be some public domain code out there (I bet it was
posted to either comp.sources.unix or comp.sources.misc at some point)
that can be used in freetype....


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