zlib 1.2.2 is a general purpose data compression library. All the code is thread safe. The data format used by the zlib library is described by RFCs (Request for Comments) 1950 to 1952 in the files ftp://ds.internic.net/rfc/rfc1950.txt (zlib format), rfc1951.txt (deflate format) and rfc1952.txt (gzip format).
All functions of the compression library are documented in the file zlib.h. (volunteer to write man pages welcome, contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
Author: Jean-loup Gailly <jloup [at] gzip [dot] org>
Author: Mark Adler <madler [at] alumni [dot] caltech [dot] edu>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).
Remark: Dietlibc compatible.
Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2
Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.32 MB, 19 files
Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.
2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).