gnutls 2.99.1 drops LZO support

Ludovic Courtès ludo at
Mon Apr 25 16:11:04 CEST 2011

Hi Nikos,

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at> writes:

> 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’s an interesting trade-off in the compression ratio vs. compression
time space.

> It was an experimental custom extension that had no chance of becoming
> standard due to LZO being described only by source code.

Like zlib used to be.  :-)

> There are better compression algorithms to use today, but as it seems
> compression with TLS in general never took off.



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