An implementation of a [DEFLATE](http://www.gzip.org/zlib/rfc-deflate.html) encoder in pure rust. Not a direct port, but does take some inspiration from [zlib](http://www.zlib.net/), [miniz](https://github.com/richgel999/miniz) and [zopfli](https://github.com/google/zopfli). The API is based on the one in the [flate2](https://crates.io/crates/flate2) crate that contains bindings to zlib and miniz.
So far, deflate encoding with and without zlib and gzip metadata (zlib dictionaryies are not supported yet) has been is implemented. Speed-wise it's not quite up to miniz-levels yet (between 10% and twice as slow for most files, seems to be slow on very small files, close to miniz on larger ones).
## Simple compression function:
let data = b"Some data";
let compressed = deflate_bytes(&data);
## Using a writer:
let data = b"This is some test data";
let mut encoder = ZlibEncoder::new(Vec::new(), Compression::Default);
let compressed_data = encoder.finish().unwrap();
# Other deflate/zlib rust projects from various people
* [flate2](http://alexcrichton.com/flate2-rs/flate2/index.html) FLATE, Gzip, and Zlib bindings for Rust
* [Zopfli in Rust](https://github.com/carols10cents/zopfli) Rust port of zopfli
* [inflate](https://github.com/PistonDevelopers/inflate) DEFLATE decoder implemented in rust
* [miniz-oxide](https://github.com/Frommi/miniz_oxide) Port of miniz to rust.
* [miniz-rs](https://github.com/alexchandel/miniz-rs) Older rust translation of miniz.
* [libflate](https://github.com/sile/libflate) Another DEFLATE/Zlib/Gzip encoder and decoder written in Rust. (Only does some very light compression).
deflate is distributed under the terms of both the MIT and Apache 2.0 licences.
bitstream.rs is © @nwin and was released under both MIT and Apache 2.0
Some code in length_encode.rs has been ported from the `miniz` library, which is public domain.
The test data (src/pg11.txt) is borrowed from [Project Gutenberg](https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/11) and is available under public domain, or the Project Gutenberg Licence