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[Lzip-bug] Lzlib 1.8 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Lzlib 1.8 released
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2016 14:15:55 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of lzlib 1.8.

Lzlib is a compression library providing in-memory LZMA compression and decompression functions, including integrity checking of the decompressed data. The compressed data format used by lzlib is the lzip format. Lzlib is written in C.

Compression/decompression is done by repeatedly calling a couple of read/write functions until all the data have been processed by the library. This interface is safer and less error prone than the traditional zlib interface.

The lzip file format is designed for data sharing and long-term archiving, taking into account both data integrity and decoder availability.

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

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

The sha1sums are:
0ba4fe61d247ba903514030c565776601420b97b  lzlib-1.8.tar.lz
66c99fd24060926de0b00f19d57ef265d6d55dd3  lzlib-1.8.tar.gz

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

Changes in version 1.8:

* The test of the value remaining in the range decoder has been removed. (After extensive testing it has been found useless to detect corruption in the decompressed data. Eliminating it reduces the number of false positives for corruption and makes error detection more accurate).

* The option "-a, --trailing-error", which makes minilzip exit with error status 2 if any remaining input is detected after decompressing the last member, has been added.

* When decompressing with minilzip, the file specified with the '--output' option is now deleted if the input is a terminal.

* A harmless check failure on Windows, caused by the failed comparison of a message in text mode, has been fixed.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to address@hidden

Antonio Diaz, lzlib author and maintainer.

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