[OSM-dev] Compression types in PBF Format

Stefan de Konink stefan at konink.de
Tue Nov 30 09:29:55 GMT 2010


On Tue, 30 Nov 2010, Jochen Topf wrote:

> The PBF format supports three compression types: zlib, lzma, and bzip2. Do
> we have to support all of them? What is the currently existing software
> using?
>
> IMHO it would make more sense to just define one and stick with it. Easier
> to implement for everybody, less reliance on external libs.

Why this mentality? It is trivial to implement a decompression 
algorithm and some work better than others. Sounds like complaining about 
stuff you don't have to care about.


Stefan



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