Google releases a better compression algorithm
Posted Mar 1, 2013 1:49 UTC (Fri) by rgmoore
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This seems like the core of the article. What Google has done is to create a slightly higher compression ratio version of deflate compression. It's like coming out with gzip that goes up to -12 or -15 instead of just -9. It has the advantage of retaining compatibility with existing decompression programs, but it doesn't offer the larger improvements in space efficiency possible by using a more modern compression scheme like xz.
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