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From "Matthias Stevens (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Created] (COMPRESS-263) Add DEFLATE support
Date Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:40:19 GMT
Matthias Stevens created COMPRESS-263:
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             Summary: Add DEFLATE support
                 Key: COMPRESS-263
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COMPRESS-263
             Project: Commons Compress
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: Compressors
            Reporter: Matthias Stevens


GZIP is not a compression algorithm "as such". It in fact uses the DEFLATE algorithm but adds
a header of minimum 10 bytes and a footer of 8 bytes.
Find out more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gzip#File_format

I have no problem with the current GZIP support, but it would be nice if CommonsCompress would
also have compression and decompression support for "raw" DEFLATE streams.

Like GZIP itself this can be implemented very easily using the standard java.util.zip package.
Have a look at import java.util.zip.Deflater and java.util.zip.Inflater.



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