gnutls 2.99.1 drops LZO support

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at
Sun Apr 24 23:38:14 CEST 2011

On 04/23/2011 11:47 PM, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Hello,
>> ** libgnutls-extra: Dropped support of LZO compression via liblzo.
> Out of curiosity, what were the reasons for this decision?

No reason to have it either. It was an experimental custom extension
that had no chance of becoming standard due to LZO being described only
by source code. There are better compression algorithms to use today,
but as it seems compression with TLS in general never took off.


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