[Pkg-e-devel] Bug#461950: ITP: eet -- Enlightenment file chunk reading/writing library

Guus Sliepen guus at debian.org
Mon Jan 21 20:48:39 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jan 21, 2008 at 08:40:22PM +0100, Albin Tonnerre wrote:

> > I cannot find a source tarball for eet at that site.> 
> The download page is at http://download.enlightenment.org/snapshots/LATEST/
> The snapshots are a bit outdated, as upstream only builds tarballs on version bumps.
> (and this library is not part of enlightenment's source itself)

Ah, ok.

> > Please enlighten us, it sounds like it is nothing more than read() and
> > write(). What exactly does this library do?
> EET is a tiny library designed to write an arbitary set of chunks of data to a file and optionally
> compress each chunk (very much like a zip file) and allow fast random-access reading of the file later
> on. EET files are perfect for storing data that is written once (or rarely) and read many times,
> especially when the program does not want to have to read all the data in at once.

That is a nice long description.

I'm still wondering if "eet" it is not just a reinvention of "ar".

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus at debian.org>
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