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Re: [Lzip-bug] [PATCH] lzip on Windows

From: Tino Lange
Subject: Re: [Lzip-bug] [PATCH] lzip on Windows
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:03:19 +0200
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Hi JonY,

Great! Thanks for your work. The latest patch also worked fine on my side.

While you're in the mood :-) Do you think that you can port the lzlib
also to win32 / MinGW / MSYS ?

I guess this is quite similar and easy after having done lzip itself -
as as far as I know there's plenty of code duplication between lzip and




JonY schrieb:
> On 10/14/2009 00:35, Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
>> JonY wrote:
>>> I'll try to maintain and submit patches against future released
>>> versions to this list.
>>> In the mean time, you can point anybody wanting a native win32 build
>>> to the 2 attached patches via the mailing list archive.
>> Thanks for the patches, but perhaps we could do something more useful
>> for windows users. Could you make a complete, patched source package and
>> a binary package of lzip-1.8? (Packages should be in the preferred
>> format for distributing windows software, I guess).
> Hi,
> Zip files are plentiful enough that most Windows users should know how
> to deal with it.
> With many archive managers floating around (none of them know of lzip
> yet) on the Internet, tar.bz2 files are fine too, considering the
> audience of lzip.
>> If you make them and send them to my private address, I'll distribute
>> them along with the original source and will include a link from lzip's
>> home page giving you credit.
> OK, sent.
>> Given that lzip is mature, only bug fixes and (small) performance
>> improvements are expected in future releases. So your packages can
>> remain useful for a long time.
> Maintaining the Win32 port shouldn't be too hard I guess.
> Thanks.

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