LZO is a data compression library suitable for data de-/compression in real-time. This means it favours speed over compression ratio.
LZO is written in ANSI C. Both the source code and the compressed data format are designed to be portable across platforms.
Here are some key features of "LZO":
· Decompression is simple and *very* fast.
· Requires no memory for decompression.
· Compression is pretty fast.
· Requires 64 kB of memory for compression.
· Allows you to dial up extra compression at a speed cost in the compressor. The speed of the decompressor is not reduced.
· Includes compression levels for generating pre-compressed data which achieve a quite competitive compression ratio.
· There is also a compression level which needs only 8 kB for compression.
· Algorithm is thread safe.
· Algorithm is lossless.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· This version features some speed improvements on modern x86/x64 architectures.