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[Lzip-bug] Plzip 1.5 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Plzip 1.5 released
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2016 13:48:01 +0200
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I am pleased to announce the release of plzip 1.5.

Plzip is a massively parallel (multi-threaded) lossless data compressor
based on the lzlib compression library, with a user interface similar to
the one of lzip, bzip2 or gzip.

Plzip can compress/decompress large files on multiprocessor machines
much faster than lzip, at the cost of a slightly reduced compression
ratio (0.4 to 2 percent larger compressed files). Note that the number
of usable threads is limited by file size; on files larger than a few GB
plzip can use hundreds of processors, but on files of only a few MB
plzip is no faster than lzip.

Plzip uses the lzip file format; the files produced by plzip are fully
compatible with lzip-1.4 or newer, and can be rescued with lziprecover.

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/plzip.html

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

The sha1sums are:
132fc5f565fab5d7d019e73fe613013169fcce86  plzip-1.5.tar.lz
0d62982d993305698717aee228df7996aa02c23f  plzip-1.5.tar.gz

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

Changes in version 1.5:

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

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

* The new chapters "Trailing data" and "Examples" have been added to the manual.

* 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, plzip co-author and maintainer.

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