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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: {mingw-bzip2/mingw-libbz2_1}-1.0.5-3; New: mingw-libbz2-devel-1.0.5-3

The mingw-bzip2 package has been updated to version 1.0.5-3. 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 will most likely be the final mingw-zlib update for the cygwin-1.5 distribution; future development will continue with mingw-zlib-1.2.3-10 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.

CHANGES since 1.0.5-2
o build with stock cygport 0.4.3
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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