|ZLIB DATA COMPRESSION LIBRARY
|zlib 1.2.11 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).
|All functions of the compression library are documented in the file zlib.h
|(volunteer to write man pages welcome, contact email@example.com). Two compiled
|examples are distributed in this package, example and minigzip. The example_d
|and minigzip_d flavors validate that the zlib1.dll file is working correctly.
|Questions about zlib should be sent to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. The zlib home page
|is http://zlib.net/ . 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 not.
|PLEASE read DLL_FAQ.txt, and the the zlib FAQ http://zlib.net/zlib_faq.html
|before asking for help.
|The package zlib-1.2.11-win32-x86.zip will contain the following files:
| README-WIN32.txt This document
| ChangeLog Changes since previous zlib packages
| DLL_FAQ.txt Frequently asked questions about zlib1.dll
| zlib.3.pdf Documentation of this library in Adobe Acrobat format
| example.exe A statically-bound example (using zlib.lib, not the dll)
| example.pdb Symbolic information for debugging example.exe
| example_d.exe A zlib1.dll bound example (using zdll.lib)
| example_d.pdb Symbolic information for debugging example_d.exe
| minigzip.exe A statically-bound test program (using zlib.lib, not the dll)
| minigzip.pdb Symbolic information for debugging minigzip.exe
| minigzip_d.exe A zlib1.dll bound test program (using zdll.lib)
| minigzip_d.pdb Symbolic information for debugging minigzip_d.exe
| zlib.h Install these files into the compilers' INCLUDE path to
| zconf.h compile programs which use zlib.lib or zdll.lib
| zdll.lib Install these files into the compilers' LIB path if linking
| zdll.exp a compiled program to the zlib1.dll binary
| zlib.lib Install these files into the compilers' LIB path to link zlib
| zlib.pdb into compiled programs, without zlib1.dll runtime dependency
| (zlib.pdb provides debugging info to the compile time linker)
| zlib1.dll Install this binary shared library into the system PATH, or
| the program's runtime directory (where the .exe resides)
| zlib1.pdb Install in the same directory as zlib1.dll, in order to debug
| an application crash using WinDbg or similar tools.
|All .pdb files above are entirely optional, but are very useful to a developer
|attempting to diagnose program misbehavior or a crash. Many additional
|important files for developers can be found in the zlib127.zip source package
|available from http://zlib.net/ - review that package's README file for details.
|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) 1995-2017 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
| email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
|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 versions.