A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library.
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zlib 0.9 is a beta version of a general purpose compression library. The data format used by the zlib library is described in the file zlib-3.1.doc, deflate-1.1.doc and gzip-4.1.doc, available in ftp.uu.net:/pub/archiving/zip/doc. All functions of the compression library are documented in the file zlib.h. A usage example of the library is given in the file example.c which also tests that the library is working correctly. To compile all files and run the test program, just type: make test The changes made in version 0.9 are documented in the file ChangeLog. The main changes since 0.8 are: - don't assume that zalloc clears the allocated memory - let again gzread copy uncompressed data unchanged (was working in 0.71) - deflate(Z_FULL_FLUSH), inflateReset and inflateSync are now fully implemented On MSDOS, this version works in both large and small model. However small model compression works only for small values of MEM_LEVEL and WBITS (see zutil.h). Small model decompression should work up to WBITS=15. This version of zlib does not support small or medium model with far allocation of big objects. Copyright (C) 1995 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software. Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions: 1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required. 2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software. 3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution. Jean-loup Gailly Mark Adler email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org If you use the zlib library in a product, we would appreciate *not* receiving lengthy legal documents to sign. The sources are provided for free but without warranty of any kind. The library has been entirely written by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler; it does not include third-party code. If you redistribute modified sources, we would appreciate that you include in the file ChangeLog history information documenting your changes.