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Re: Seeking a maintainer for Archive::Zip

by hakkr (Chaplain)
on Feb 10, 2005 at 16:41 UTC ( #429808=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Seeking a maintainer for Archive::Zip

Hi Ned,

I'm too busy to help but would just like to say its a great module, platform independent zip is very useful.

As these mail scanners are using it have you tried asking them to contribute or self patch?

Is there any IP problems with the compression algorithms involved?


Comment on Re: Seeking a maintainer for Archive::Zip
Re^2: Seeking a maintainer for Archive::Zip
by bikeNomad (Priest) on Feb 10, 2005 at 18:22 UTC
    I figured I'd ask here first, but asking them to help would be a good idea too. The compression algorithm that is used is just Zlib; in fact, I'm using Compress::Zlib to do the actual (de)compression. What A::Z does is to handle the archive part (as well as making it easy to do compression, decompression, building archives, etc.).
Re^2: Seeking a maintainer for Archive::Zip
by bart (Canon) on Feb 11, 2005 at 20:23 UTC
    Is there any IP problems with the compression algorithms involved?

    Why would there be? gzip and zip (yes they are related) were precisely developed to be free of IP encumberment. See Zlib's homepage:

    zlib is designed to be a free, general-purpose, legally unencumbered -- that is, not covered by any patents -- lossless data-compression library for use on virtually any computer hardware and operating system.

    Zlib is a library that handles both gzip and zip compression, the canonical Perl interface to it is Compress::Zlib, which in turn is what Archive::Zip uses for the actual compression and decompression of the ZIP archive files.

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