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From Juan Rivera <>
Subject RE: [PATCH] mod_deflate extensions
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2002 13:58:02 GMT
I agree that mod_deflate should be part of the distribution.

Are there any issues with apache including zlib in the distribution?

Best regards,

Juan C. Rivera
Citrix Systems, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Trawick [] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 7:33 AM
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mod_deflate extensions

Henri Gomez <> writes:

> When you drop the network bandwith by 30 to 70% factor, you make your IT
> managers happy since they save money and you make end-users very happy
> since they feel you application is faster.

when you drop the web server throughput by x% factor you may make
yourself sad :)

> So adding mod_deflate to the default distribution, under control of
> configure which will verify if zlib is available on the system to enable
> it, shouldn't hurt.

I wish it were so simple as finding a zlib, but static zlib
distributed with some OSs vs dynamic zlib distributed with others
seems to be the difference between success and failure.

> More users will use mod_deflate, more chance to see remaining bugs
> discovered and fixed.

I definitely agree that it would be nice to turn on mod_deflate in the
build automagically, I just don't want to do it at the expense of more
problems encountered by users.  I suspect that we would need to ship a
subset of zlib ourselves in order to have a fool-proof build of it.

Jeff Trawick |
Born in Roswell... married an alien...

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