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Re: Faster compression, again

From: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Daniel Farina <daniel(at)heroku(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Faster compression, again
Date: 2012-03-14 21:03:02
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On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> wrote:
>
>
> On 03/14/2012 04:10 PM, Merlin Moncure wrote:
>>
>> there are plenty of on gpl lz based libraries out there (for example:
>> http://www.fastlz.org/) and always have been.  they are all much
>> faster than zlib.  the main issue is patents...you have to be careful
>> even though all the lz77/78 patents seem to have expired or apply to
>> specifics not relevant to general use.
>>
>
> We're not going to include GPL code in the backend. We have enough trouble
> with readline and that's only for psql. SO the fact that there are GPL
> libraries can't help us, whether there are patent issues or not.

er, typo: I meant to say: "*non-gpl* lz based..."  :-).

merlin

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