tags 31065 notabug

On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 4:01 PM, Mark Adler <mad...@alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:
> Jean-loup has not worked on gzip for many years, but I will leave it to the 
> gzip maintainers here to answer to their future intentions.
> However pigz has that ability now with the --independent option, where the 
> block size defaults to 128K, and can be changed with the --blocksize option. 
> See http://zlib.net/pigz/

Hi Mark, thanks for replying.

As for gzip vs. 2.0, I can say with confidence that we would strongly
discourage such an effort here. If you want that capability, use pigz.
While gzip is worth maintaining, it is definitely not the compression
tool of the future.

I've marked this as "notabug" and closed the issue in gzip's tracker,
but you're welcome to continue replying here.

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