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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
Casync – A Content-Addressable Data Synchronization Tool
10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Apr 2022
Really wish this was part of official zstd (https://github.com/facebook/zstd/issues/395#issuecomment-535...) and not a contrib / separate tool.10 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Apr 2022
how do i open/decompress .zst files?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/PiratedGames | 15 Apr 2022
4 projects | reddit.com/r/compression | 11 Apr 2022
Zstandard v1.5.2: reference implementation of the RFC 8878 fast lossless compression algorithm, targeting real-time compression scenarios at zlib-level and better compression ratios. Dual BSD and GPLv2 licensed C library, plus command line utility for .zst, .gz, .xz and .lz4 files.
1 project | reddit.com/r/Clibs | 12 Mar 2022
Deck on SteamOS outperforms Windows by 18% playing Cyberpunk 2077
1 project | reddit.com/r/SteamDeck | 11 Mar 2022
bz2, gzip, or lzma - Which do you prefer?
1 project | reddit.com/r/learnprogramming | 3 Mar 2022
I'm not a zip expert but have you tried the Zstandard from Facebook? https://github.com/facebook/zstd
why are compressed, deduped backups so big? (vorta & borg backup)
1 project | reddit.com/r/linuxquestions | 25 Feb 2022
Borg also supports compression, but compressing real-world data cannot do miracles. The most aggressive algorithm used by borg is zstd, which, according to the first benchmark I found online, has a compression ratio of less than 3. This means that compressed data can be reduced on average to ⅓ of original data. It would take an extremely inefficient data format to achieve a significantly better ratio. Images and .git directories are rarely stored so inefficiently, so they cannot be further compressed.
PostgreSQL Begins Working On Zstd Compression Support
3 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 21 Feb 2022
There are some legal problems with that. Zstd is patented and anybody that uses Zstd waivers his rights to pursue any legal action against Facebook.3 projects | reddit.com/r/programming | 21 Feb 2022
zstd is dual-license BSD and GPLv2 since v1.3.1, that patent grant is not needed.
What are some alternatives?
LZ4 - Extremely Fast Compression algorithm
Snappy - A fast compressor/decompressor
LZMA - (Unofficial) Git mirror of LZMA SDK releases
7-Zip-zstd - 7-Zip with support for Brotli, Fast-LZMA2, Lizard, LZ4, LZ5 and Zstandard
ZLib - A massively spiffy yet delicately unobtrusive compression library.
brotli - Brotli compression format
zfs - OpenZFS on Linux and FreeBSD
LZHAM - Lossless data compression codec with LZMA-like ratios but 1.5x-8x faster decompression speed, C/C++
LZFSE - LZFSE compression library and command line tool
rsync - An open source utility that provides fast incremental file transfer. It also has useful features for backup and restore operations among many other use cases.
zlib - Cloudflare fork of zlib with massive performance improvements