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[Lzip-bug] Clzip 1.13 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Clzip 1.13 released
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2022 19:59:09 +0100
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I am pleased to announce the release of clzip 1.13.

Clzip is a C language version of lzip, fully compatible with lzip 1.4 or newer. As clzip is written in C, it may be easier to integrate in applications like package managers, embedded devices, or systems lacking a C++ compiler.

Lzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Lzip uses a simplified form of the 'Lempel-Ziv-Markov chain-Algorithm' (LZMA) stream format and provides a 3 factor integrity checking to maximize interoperability and optimize safety. 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.

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

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

The sha256sums are:
5c2ed42a00c6eb7e27276a8e07e0f319fea297ec38321421a7b582d58cd3ca7a clzip-1.13.tar.lz 7ac9fbf5036bf50fb0b6a20e84d2293cb0d24d4044eaf33cbe9760bb9e7fea7a clzip-1.13.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 1.13:

  * Decompression time has been reduced by 5-12% depending on the file.

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

  * Several descriptions have been improved in manual, '--help', and man page.

* The texinfo category of the manual has been changed from 'Data Compression' to 'Compression' to match that of gzip. (Reported by Alfred M. Szmidt).

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

Antonio Diaz, clzip 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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