Subject Fwd: [Firebird-devel] Compressed gbak
Author Helen Borrie (Team JEDI)
>From: "Mike Nordell" <tamlin@...>
>Subject: [Firebird-devel] Compressed gbak
>Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2000 17:21:26 +0100
>I just got an idea I liked to toss around before putting it onto
>IB-Architect. what anout using zlib for .gbak files?
I don't know what zlib is (some sort of cross-platform compression
utility/format?) but it sounds like an enhancement. Most people zip up
their gbaks to archive/transport them.

Your guess about 'zlib' was correct. It's *the* authority among x-platform
compression libraries, and it also contains some code for gzip. It's not a
utility, it's a "lib" written in C and with connections to just about any
language and platform available. Without this massive X-platform
connectivity I'd never suggested to use it for gbak.

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