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From Torsten Curdt <>
Subject Re: commons compress status?
Date Fri, 18 May 2007 08:20:38 GMT

On 18.05.2007, at 05:13, Bear Giles wrote:

> Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen wrote:
>> I therefore suggest that the tar methods should be migrated to the  
>> vfs module (if suitable) and that the compress module should  
>> contain methods that can compress/uncompress streams (which is  
>> easily extendable to files, http connections etc).
>> By doing so there will be a clear goal of this project.
> It looks like VFS has most of the concepts I was working on so it  
> would be a waste of effort to do a parallel effort.  I had skimmed  
> the project earlier but only noticed the networked implementations.
> I agree that the 'compress' tar classes should be removed and a  
> pointer left to the VFS project.

Hm... seems like I disagree here. I want a simple library that deals  
with common compression and archive formats

  - tar
  - ar
  - cpio
  - gzip
  - bzip2
  - zip

VFS is a filesystem abstraction layer. It may use the library ....but  
should not provide the implementation IMO.


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