zstd compression

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Sun Apr 8 11:33:39 CEST 2018

On Sat,  7 Apr 2018 12:14, john at skopis.com said:

> I guess the openpgp spec should be updated to include zstd as a compression
> method.

It is very unlikely that new compression algorithms will be added to
OpenPGP.  Even the addition bzip2 algorithm was highly controversial and
later requests for other algorithms were all turned down.

You may use the experimental range of algorithms for zstd but that is
really experimental and should not be used for any messages which need
to be processed again in the future.



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