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[Lzip-bug] Lzlib 1.11-rc2 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Lzlib 1.11-rc2 released
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2018 23:14:47 +0100
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Lzlib 1.11-rc2 is ready for testing here

The sha256sums are:
ff4ae5e71bcd5c46f7b6247230b29886472dc5bff63a8be7416c63b65494da9e lzlib-1.11-rc2.tar.lz 11848d7b8589e625f8813986ca6437a382799c55be6479d2bb6969a8aa38c0de lzlib-1.11-rc2.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:

* In case of decompression error caused by corrupt or truncated data, LZ_decompress_read now does not signal the error immediately to the application, but waits until all decoded bytes have been read. This allows tools like tarlz to recover as much data as possible from damaged members.

Antonio Diaz, lzlib author and maintainer.
Software and Catalan political prisoners just want to be free.
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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