Re: PKWare compression Library

Hitesh Brahmbhatt (hitesh@opti.com)
Wed, 5 Feb 97 10:14:08 PST

Can it be used to compress E-book files ?
Or is there any other way to compress e-book files ? because
usual compression programs like DLITE does not work.

Thanks,

Hitesh

> From owner-ogo@lifelike.com Tue Feb 4 16:46:05 1997
> Date: Tue, 4 Feb 1997 15:07:11 -0500 (EST)
> From: GWSteve@aol.com
> To: ogo@lifelike.com
> Subject: Re: PKWare compression Library
> Sender: owner-ogo@lifelike.com
> Content-Length: 728
>
> In a message dated 97-02-04 11:03:59 EST, n_fiedler@earthlink.net (Nathan
> Fiedler) writes:
>
> << That library has nothing to do with PKZip or PKUnzip. I forget what it's
> for, but I know it's no the pkware that you're thinking of. I think it
> has to do with the help file compression.
> >>
>
> Geoworks licensed the PKWARE compression algorithm for use
> specifically with their help file format. The help file editor compresses
> the help files to save space, and that library decompresses them on
> the fly when you tap the question mark on screen. Because Geoworks
> licensed the software from PKWARE only for that one specific use,
> the library is not part of the published API and is not available
> for other use on the OmniGo.
>
> Steve
>