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[Lzip-bug] Version 1.6 of lzip released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Version 1.6 of lzip released
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 11:11:28 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of lzip 1.6.

Lzip is a lossless data compressor based on the LZMA algorithm, with
very safe integrity checking and a user interface similar to the one of
gzip or bzip2. Lzip decompresses almost as fast as gzip and compresses
better than bzip2, which makes it well suited for software distribution
and data archiving.

The homepage is at http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html.

The sources can be downloaded from

The md5sums are:
7b219383153541897c31fc69138a71b3  lzip-1.6.tar.gz
9221acc6322892962ae96567271e4158  lzip-1.6.tar.lz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by
appending ".sig" to the URL.

Changes in version 1.6:

  * Decompression time has been reduced by 17%.

* Decompression support for the "Sync Flush marker" from lzlib has been added.

  * Support for .tbz extension has been added to lzdiff and lzgrep.

* Man pages for lzdiff, lzgrep and lziprecover have been added to the distribution.

* Memory use has been reduced to 9x if the input file is smaller than dictionary size limit.

* Flush calls have been added to decompressor to allow partial recovery of the uncompressed data when decompressing a corrupt file.

* The dependence of "--test" on the existence of "/dev/null" has been removed.

  * Some "bashisms" have been removed from lzdiff and lzgrep.

  * Dictionary size for options "-1" to "-4" has been changed.

  * A build problem with the Sun C++ compiler has been fixed.

  * Lzdiff, lzgrep and lziprecover are now installed by default.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, lzip author and maintainer.

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