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[Lzip-bug] Lzlib 1.12-rc2 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Lzlib 1.12-rc2 released
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2020 19:03:51 +0200
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Lzlib 1.12-rc2 is ready for testing here

The sha256sums are:
52fa7cfa1e70201da10e2bf2e2fa7ee58bc5208d8d8fc013fe31d3edd25fe09f lzlib-1.12-rc2.tar.lz df2132d8e1b8db9ad98518a62746f5089e6337ab25016235624dcd6abcae696e lzlib-1.12-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 program lziprecover 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:

* The value of the version test macro 'LZ_API_VERSION' has been increased to 2. This change does not affect the soversion.

* The new function 'LZ_api_version', which returns the LZ_API_VERSION of the library object code being used, has been added to lzlib.

* The new option '--check-lib', which compares the version of lzlib used to compile minilzip with the version actually being used, has been added to minilzip.

* It has been documented in the manual the new way of verifying the library version, and that 'LZ_(de)compress_read' may now be called with a null buffer pointer argument.

  * 'ffexample' now sets stdin/stdout in binary mode on Windows and OS2.

Antonio Diaz, lzlib author and maintainer.
Self-determination is a human right. Free Catalan political prisoners.
If you care about interoperability and long-term archiving, please help me replace xz with lzip. See http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip_benchmark.html#xz1
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/manual/lzip_manual.html#Quality-assurance and
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/xz_inadequate.html Thanks.

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