zlib 1.2.11 Description:
zlib is a general-purpose, free, open source and legally unencumbered library software that provides support for lossless data-compression using the portable zip archive file format. It can be used on any operating system or computer hardware. The library is designed to minimize memory allocation, while compressing archives with up to 20% faster than other similar formats, with a crc32 error-detecting code of about 50% faster. Supports decode and encode of gzip streams, and much more. Installing zlib on your GNU/Linux machine is an easy task that can be achieved even by those who just started using a Linux kernel-based operating systems.