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[Lzip-bug] Version 0.7 of plzip released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Version 0.7 of plzip released
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 20:37:21 +0100
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I am pleased to announce the release of plzip 0.7.

Plzip is a massively parallel (multi-threaded), 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. Plzip uses the lzip file format; the files produced by plzip are fully compatible with lzip-1.4 or newer.

Plzip is intended for faster compression/decompression of big files on multiprocessor machines, which makes it specially well suited for distribution of big software files and large scale data archiving. On files big enough, plzip can use hundreds of processors.

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

The sources can be downloaded from

The md5sums are:
8c9bf624ceeb7ff26122137937737c81  plzip-0.7.tar.gz
947711e652f684099efa34962934a8f2  plzip-0.7.tar.lz

Changes in this version:

* Match length limits set by options -1 to -9 have been changed to match those of lzip 1.11.

* A limit has been set on the number of packets produced by decompressor worker threads to limit the amount of memory used.

* Do not show the message "and `--stdout' was not specified" for file types that can't be read (directories, etc).

  * A warning about fchown's return value being ignored has been fixed.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, plzip co-author and maintainer.

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