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Re: [Devel] Re: Supported Compression Algorithms.

From: Albert Chin
Subject: Re: [Devel] Re: Supported Compression Algorithms.
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 10:45:27 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

On Fri, Feb 27, 2004 at 09:59:17PM -0500, James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:
> >>>>> "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....

I initially emailed Jean-loup Gailly, the individual with the RCS id
on that file, but didn't hear anything back. Anyway, I've integrated
the NetBSD code and it's mostly working except for some bugs :(

Anyhow, compress 4.1 is available here:

albert chin (address@hidden)

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