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+ZLIB DATA COMPRESSION LIBRARY
+zlib 1.2.1 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
+http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1950.txt (zlib format), rfc1951.txt (deflate format)
+and rfc1952.txt (gzip format). These documents are also available in other
+formats from ftp://ftp.uu.net/graphics/png/documents/zlib/zdoc-index.html
+All functions of the compression library are documented in the file zlib.h
+(volunteer to write man pages welcome, contact firstname.lastname@example.org). A usage example
+of the library is given in the file example.c which also tests that the library
+is working correctly. Another example is given in the file minigzip.c. The
+compression library itself is composed of all source files except example.c and
+To compile all files and run the test program, follow the instructions given at
+the top of Makefile. In short "make test; make install" should work for most
+machines. For Unix: "./configure; make test; make install" For MSDOS, use one
+of the special makefiles such as Makefile.msc. For VMS, use Make_vms.com or
+Questions about zlib should be sent to <email@example.com>, or to Gilles Vollant
+<firstname.lastname@example.org> for the Windows DLL version. The zlib home page is
+http://www.zlib.org or http://www.gzip.org/zlib/ Before reporting a problem,
+please check this site to verify that you have the latest version of zlib;
+otherwise get the latest version and check whether the problem still exists or
+PLEASE read the zlib FAQ http://www.gzip.org/zlib/zlib_faq.html before asking
+Mark Nelson <email@example.com> wrote an article about zlib for the Jan. 1997
+issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal; a copy of the article is available in
+The changes made in version 1.2.1 are documented in the file ChangeLog.
+Unsupported third party contributions are provided in directory "contrib".
+A Java implementation of zlib is available in the Java Development Kit
+See the zlib home page http://www.zlib.org for details.
+A Perl interface to zlib written by Paul Marquess <firstname.lastname@example.org> is in the
+CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network) sites
+A Python interface to zlib written by A.M. Kuchling <email@example.com> is
+available in Python 1.5 and later versions, see
+A zlib binding for TCL written by Andreas Kupries <firstname.lastname@example.org> is
+availlable at http://www.oche.de/~akupries/soft/trf/trf_zip.html
+An experimental package to read and write files in .zip format, written on top
+of zlib by Gilles Vollant <email@example.com>, is available in the
+contrib/minizip directory of zlib.
+Notes for some targets:
+- For Windows DLL versions, please see win32/DLL_FAQ.txt
+- For 64-bit Irix, deflate.c must be compiled without any optimization. With
+ -O, one libpng test fails. The test works in 32 bit mode (with the -n32
+ compiler flag). The compiler bug has been reported to SGI.
+- zlib doesn't work with gcc 2.6.3 on a DEC 3000/300LX under OSF/1 2.1 it works
+ when compiled with cc.
+- On Digital Unix 4.0D (formely OSF/1) on AlphaServer, the cc option -std1 is
+ necessary to get gzprintf working correctly. This is done by configure.
+- zlib doesn't work on HP-UX 9.05 with some versions of /bin/cc. It works with
+ other compilers. Use "make test" to check your compiler.
+- gzdopen is not supported on RISCOS, BEOS and by some Mac compilers.
+- For PalmOs, see http://palmzlib.sourceforge.net/
+- When building a shared, i.e. dynamic library on Mac OS X, the library must be
+ installed before testing (do "make install" before "make test"), since the
+ library location is specified in the library.
+ The deflate format used by zlib was defined by Phil Katz. The deflate
+ and zlib specifications were written by L. Peter Deutsch. Thanks to all the
+ people who reported problems and suggested various improvements in zlib;
+ they are too numerous to cite here.
+ (C) 1995-2003 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
+ This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
+ warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages
+ arising from the use of this software.
+ Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose,
+ including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it
+ freely, subject to the following restrictions:
+ 1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not
+ claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software
+ in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be
+ appreciated but is not required.
+ 2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be
+ misrepresented as being the original software.
+ 3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.
+ Jean-loup Gailly Mark Adler
+ firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
+If you use the zlib library in a product, we would appreciate *not*
+receiving lengthy legal documents to sign. The sources are provided
+for free but without warranty of any kind. The library has been
+entirely written by Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler; it does not
+include third-party code.
+If you redistribute modified sources, we would appreciate that you include
+in the file ChangeLog history information documenting your changes. Please
+read the FAQ for more information on the distribution of modified source