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[Lzip-bug] Pdlzip 1.12 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Pdlzip 1.12 released
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2022 17:56:52 +0100
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I am pleased to announce the release of pdlzip 1.12.

Pdlzip is a permissively licensed implementation of the lzip data compressor, intended for those who can't distribute (or even use) GPL licensed Free Software. (The name of pdlzip comes from 'public domain lzip'). Pdlzip is written in C and is (hope)fully compatible with lzip 1.4 or newer.

Lzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Lzip can compress about as fast as gzip (lzip -0) or compress most files more than bzip2 (lzip -9). Decompression speed is intermediate between gzip and bzip2. Lzip is better than gzip and bzip2 from a data recovery perspective. Lzip has been designed, written, and tested with great care to replace gzip and bzip2 as the standard general-purpose compressed format for unix-like systems.

Pdlzip is also able to decompress legacy lzma-alone (.lzma) files.

Pdlzip includes public domain (de)compression code from the LZMA SDK (Software Development Kit) written by Igor Pavlov.

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

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

The sha256sums are:
c69821cc22f7cdd431c28daecbf63ff27f1e2e83276c4917a2e695053c7ba734 pdlzip-1.12.tar.lz 44ad504bf262d0aa408a1ef7bb276c451b7c12d48b089e9eed76807db8d4fc13 pdlzip-1.12.tar.gz

This release is also GPG signed. You can download the signature by appending '.sig' to the URL. If the 'gpg --verify' command fails because you don't have the required public key, then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 8FE99503132D7742

Key fingerprint = 1D41 C14B 272A 2219 A739  FA4F 8FE9 9503 132D 7742

Changes in version 1.12:

* In case of error in a numerical argument to a command line option, pdlzip now shows the name of the option and the range of valid values.

Please send bug reports and suggestions to lzip-bug@nongnu.org

Antonio Diaz, pdlzip co-author and maintainer.

If you care about data safety and long-term archiving, please consider using lzip. See http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/lzip_benchmark.html
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/manual/lzip_manual.html#Quality-assurance and
http://www.nongnu.org/lzip/safety_of_the_lzip_format.html Thanks.

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