Apple Opened Up Its LZFSE Compression Library
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 7 July 2016 at 07:30 AM EDT. 13 Comments
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Apple has open-sourced LZFSE, a lossless compression algorithm used by iOS 9 and newer and being added with OS X 10.11.

LZFSE is reported to offer the same compression gain as Zlib Level 5 while being 2~3x faster via its Lempel-Ziv style data compression algorithm using Finite State Entropy coding. The decompression speed is also said to be greater than zlib.

LZFSE made the code to this compression library and CLI utility open-source via GitHub. More details on LZFSE via InfoQ.com.
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