[Python-Dev] zlib not compiled by default

Andy Robinson andy@reportlab.com
Wed, 12 Jul 2000 07:52:05 +0100

At present, zlib is available in Win32, but
users need to uncomment the line in 
Modules/Setup and recompile on Unix.

ReportLab now has 100+ subscribed users
in our user group (so I presume at least 5x
more users), and we use zlib heavily to
compress images and PDF files.  It can run
without it, but at the expense of bloated

Are there many other applications which
use compression?  If so, would it do 
be feasible to include it by default
from version 1.6? 

Andy Robinson

p.s. I can submit a patch if needed :-)