[Python-Dev] zlib not compiled by default
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?
p.s. I can submit a patch if needed :-)