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[ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: {mingw-bzip2/mingw-libbz2_1}-1.0.5-10; New: mingw-libbz2-devel-1.0.5-10

The mingw-bzip2 package has been updated to version 1.0.5-10. bzip2 is a patent-unencumbered but highly effective compression library; mingw-zlib is a version built using the standard windows runtime library and NOT cygwin; it is used by setup.exe among other tools.  This is a packaging update.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-3/-mno-cygwin ]]

This is the first release specific for cygwin-1.7. Technically, since this is a "mingw" package, there's nothing cygwin-1.5 or cygwin-1.7-specific about it, except for the packaging tool used and the layout of documentation. Therefore, the only differences between this package and the simultaneously-released mingw-zlib-1.0.5-3 for cygwin-1.5 are documentation related (the README references cygport-0.9.4 and cygwin-1.7.0-41, and the /usr/share/doc/ layout is influenced by the cygport changes between 0.4.x and 0.9.x).

CHANGES since 1.0.5-2
o Fork for cygwin-1.7 development
o build with stock cygport 0.9.4
o compile using __USE_MINGW_ANSI_STDIO (avoids possible
  buffer overrun exploit).
o Split base package into doc and devel components.

Charles Wilson
volunteer mingw-bzip2 maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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