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[Lzip-bug] Lzlib 1.11-rc1 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Lzlib 1.11-rc1 released
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 12:14:14 +0100
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Lzlib 1.11-rc1 is ready for testing here

The sha256sums are:
eb9d139fc8ee54bff69ad023845adbfe7453436c87ef3fdc153d703e3b069919 lzlib-1.11-rc1.tar.lz 0a2c5dc7380ba4b9308a51ee5290cd41ec380de33a29d41fdaad088838aad363 lzlib-1.11-rc1.tar.gz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

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

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

  * The lzip format provides very safe integrity checking and some data
    recovery means. The lziprecover program can repair bit flip errors
    (one of the most common forms of data corruption) in lzip files,
    and provides data recovery capabilities, including error-checked
    merging of damaged copies of a file.

  * The lzip format is as simple as possible (but not simpler). The
    lzip manual provides the source code of a simple decompressor along
    with a detailed explanation of how it works, so that with the only
    help of the lzip manual it would be possible for a digital
    archaeologist to extract the data from a lzip file long after
    quantum computers eventually render LZMA obsolete.

  * Additionally the lzip reference implementation is copylefted, which
    guarantees that it will remain free forever.

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

Changes in this version:

* It is now an error to specify two different operations to minilzip in the command line (--decompress and --test).

  * Minilzip now also checks for errors when closing the input file.

* The descriptions of '-0..-9', '-m' and '-s' in the manual have been improved.

* It has been documented that it is safe to call 'LZ_(de)compress_finish' as many times as needed. Examples in the manual have been simplified.

* The configure script now accepts appending options to CFLAGS using the syntax 'CFLAGS+=OPTIONS'.

* Makefile targets 'install-bin*' have been renamed to 'install-lib*'. New 'install-bin*' targets have been created that install a shared minilzip, or a static minilzip if the shared library has not been configured.

  * It has been documented in INSTALL the use of
CFLAGS+='-D __USE_MINGW_ANSI_STDIO' when compiling on MinGW.

Antonio Diaz, lzlib author and maintainer.

If you are distributing software in xz format, please consider using lzip instead. See http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip_benchmark.html#xz1 and http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/xz_inadequate.html

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