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From: Jens Maurer (Jens.Maurer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-02-15 12:55:46

Jeff Garland wrote:
> I'm thinking (and hearing) that the way to go would be to use zlib on the
> platform if it exists, and deliver it as a detail for those platforms where it
> doesn't (essentially Peter's suggestion). This avoids any extra downloading and
> means the maintenance means paying attention to zlib releases and upgrading the
> boost detail as needed.

I would like to point out that the full is already >2 MB
compressed (500 KB of which are JPEGs of developers) and the Info-ZIP
stuff adds another 200 KB compressed.

Compare that to the full Linux 2.0.30 kernel, which is only 6 MB.
> I doubt they would want to do this. zlib is a C library which is used as a
> basis for compression libraries in C, JAVA, and LISP (at least). So I'm sure
> they would view a boost C++ adapter as another example of a layer on top.

Yes, that's my impression as well.

Jens Maurer

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