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[Lzip-bug] Lzip 1.18-pre1 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Lzip 1.18-pre1 released
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:48:50 +0200
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Lzip 1.18-pre1 is ready for testing here

The sha1sums are:
de09b9869ffb2275b94f599933f96a77b00abf48  lzip-1.18-pre1.tar.lz
d174cf73efa45472f4f4ca4363bbbc6550c0cbc5  lzip-1.18-pre1.tar.gz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

Lzip is a lossless data compressor with a user interface similar to the one of gzip or bzip2. Lzip is about as fast as gzip, compresses most files more than bzip2, and is better than both from a data recovery perspective.

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

A nice feature of the lzip format is that a corrupt byte is easier to repair the nearer it is from the beginning of the file. Therefore, with the help of lziprecover, losing an entire archive just because of a corrupt byte near the beginning is a thing of the past.

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

Changes in this version:

* The option "-a, --trailing-error", which makes lzip exit with error status 2 if any remaining input is detected after decompressing the last member, has been added.

  * Decompression time has been reduced by 2%.

  * The new chapter "Trailing data" has been added to the manual.

* Fixed a harmless "make check" failure on Windows caused by the failed comparison of a message in text mode.

Antonio Diaz, lzip author and maintainer.

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