AT&T recently announced a new compression method for images on the
net. It can compress a high resolution image file 4-5X smaller
than gif or jpeg.
Now what concerns us: I wrote to them asking them to make a FreeBSD
port of this (since they had Irix, Linux, and Solaris). In about
five hours, they had a FreeBSD port of it! I was quite impressed,
to say the least (See message below).
However, they don't plan to support it "very actively", probably
due to the suspected low requests for it.