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[Lzip-bug] Version 1.1 of pdlzip released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Version 1.1 of pdlzip released
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:16:46 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of pdlzip 1.1.

Pdlzip is a limited, "public domain" version of the lzip data compressor, that uses the (de)compression code from Igor Pavlov's LZMA SDK and is able to decompress legacy lzma-alone (.lzma) files. Pdlzip is written in C.

Pdlzip does not have a homepage of its own but some info is available at lzip's homepage at http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip.html.

The sources can be downloaded from

The md5sums are:
ebfbcb409a45bc5a379889f0758ff6ea  pdlzip-1.1.tar.gz
daf3884e5b36058fba10711279cd1928  pdlzip-1.1.tar.lz

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

Changes in version 1.1:

  * Support for decompression of lzma-alone (.lzma) files has been added.

* Match length limit set by options -1 to -8 has been reduced to extend range of use towards gzip. Lower numbers now compress less but faster. (-1 now takes 43% less time for only 20% larger compressed size).

(Note that the bidimensional parameter space of LZMA can't be mapped to a linear scale optimal for all files. If your files are large, very repetitive, etc, you may need to use the --match-length and --dictionary-size options directly to achieve optimal performance).

* Code has been converted to "C89 + long long". A C99 compiler is no longer needed.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, pdlzip co-author and maintainer.

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