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[Lzip-bug] Pdlzip 1.12-rc1 released

From: Antonio Diaz Diaz
Subject: [Lzip-bug] Pdlzip 1.12-rc1 released
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 22:47:26 +0100
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Pdlzip 1.12-rc1 is ready for testing here

The sha256sums are:
3a2d34f7179f39b2780d141593872c9a2ab4ed75d19d9d794617eaf3b85e22a8 pdlzip-1.12-rc1.tar.lz 7b9fbfb0623d2669bd20fcc5e3ee2b5d5ba08ecc3ad36eaa3ac2e5e2e3e08b5e pdlzip-1.12-rc1.tar.gz

Please, test it and report any bugs you find.

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 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

Pdlzip is also able to decompress legacy lzma-alone (.lzma) files. Lzma-alone is a very bad format; it is essentially a raw LZMA stream. If you keep any lzma-alone files, it is advisable to recompress them to lzip format. Lziprecover can convert some lzma-alone files to lzip format without recompressing.

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

Changes in this version:

* 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.

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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