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gzip-1.3.14 released [beta]

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: gzip-1.3.14 released [beta]
Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 20:15:28 +0100

This is to announce a beta release of gzip.

Actually I'm convinced that this is production quality software, but there
has been so little feedback, I'm going to err on the side of caution and
call it "beta".  Besides, there were a few portability problems with the
last beta release, and this release will serve to ensure that they've
been fixed.

There have been a few bug fixes (nothing major, see NEWS below),
and we've inherited a few portability fixes from gnulib.

Distro maintainers: please send any pending patches to the bug-gzip
mailing list (if possible in git format-patch format, per instructions
in and I'll try
to take them off your hands.

Here are the compressed sources:   (828KB)   (556KB)

Here are the GPG detached signatures[*]:

[*] You can use either of the above signature files to verify that
the corresponding file (without the .sig suffix) is intact.  First,
be sure to download both the .sig file and the corresponding tarball.
Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify gzip-1.3.14.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys B9AB9A16

and rerun the `gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.64.69-81c80
  Automake 1.11a
  Gnulib v0.0-2793-gb3602e8


* Noteworthy changes in release 1.3.14 (2009-10-30) [beta]

** Bug fixes

  gzip no longer fails when there is exactly one trailing NUL byte
  gzip has always accepted trailing NUL bytes.  Note the plural.

  zdiff would exit with status 2 (indicating an error) rather than 1 to
  indicate differences when both inputs were compressed and different.

  zdiff would fail to print differences in two compressed inputs

  zgrep -f - didn't work

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