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[Lzip-bug] Lzip 1.16 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Lzip 1.16 released
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:33:17 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of lzip 1.16.

Lzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Lzip is about as fast as gzip, compresses most files more than bzip2, and is better than both from a data recovery perspective. Lzip is a clean implementation of the LZMA "algorithm".

The lzip file format is designed for data sharing and long-term data archiving. It is clean, provides very safe 4 factor integrity checking, and is backed by the recovery capabilities of lziprecover.

A nice feature of the lzip format is that a corrupt byte is easier to repair the nearer it is from the beginning of the file. Therefore, with the help of lziprecover, losing an entire archive just because of a corrupt byte near the beginning is a thing of the past.

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

A benchmark can be found at http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip_benchmark.txt

The sources can be downloaded from http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/lzip/

The sha1sums are:
3d575a205ef3920b04b2dbfa28d35c42efbdb50a  lzip-1.16.tar.lz
5bcefbb788305db7be9748d3c0478156518f1025  lzip-1.16.tar.gz

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

Changes in version 1.16:

  * Compression ratio of option -9 has been slightly increased.

  * Compression time has been reduced by 4%.

* "lzip -0" is now comparable in compression speed and ratio to "gzip -6" (gzip's default compression level).

* Copying of file dates, permissions, and ownership now behaves like "cp -p". (If the user ID or the group ID can't be duplicated, the file permission bits S_ISUID and S_ISGID are cleared).

  * Some minor improvements have been made.

  * "lzip.texinfo" has been renamed to "lzip.texi".

  * The license has been changed to GPL version 2 or later.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, lzip author and maintainer.

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