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Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.
Re: Zlib memory corruption on deflate (i.e. compress)
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 28 Mar 2022
There are already active zlib forks (e.g. https://github.com/zlib-ng/zlib-ng), the problem is with having people move to them. It takes a lot of effort to move mindshare from the original version to a fork, there's some historical examples of it happening, but not a ton.
Zlib – a spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Jan 2022
Release 2.0.0 - First stable release · zlib-ng/zlib-ng
1 project | reddit.com/r/programming | 19 Mar 2021
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What are some alternatives?
ZLib - A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library.
zstd - Zstandard - Fast real-time compression algorithm
brotli - Brotli compression format
Minizip-ng - Fork of the popular zip manipulation library found in the zlib distribution.
uzlib - Radically unbloated DEFLATE/zlib/gzip compression/decompression library. Can decompress any gzip/zlib data, and offers simplified compressor which produces gzip-compatible output, while requiring much less resources (and providing less compression ratio of course).
LZ4 - Extremely Fast Compression algorithm
Snappy - A fast compressor/decompressor
LZHAM - Lossless data compression codec with LZMA-like ratios but 1.5x-8x faster decompression speed, C/C++
libspng - Simple, modern libpng alternative
FiniteStateEntropy - New generation entropy codecs : Finite State Entropy and Huff0