[1.7] Updated: {mingw-xz/mingw-liblzma-devel/mingw-liblzma1}-4.999.9beta-10

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Mon Aug 31 00:42:00 GMT 2009

The mingw-xz package provides a version of the xz compression 
library and tools built using the standard windows runtime library
and NOT cygwin. It is (or will be) used by setup.exe and is provided
specifically for that purpose. No other uses are supported. However,
for testing purposes it does provide mingw versions of the following
tools: mingw-xz.exe, mingw-xzdec.exe, and mingw-lzmadec.exe, in
addition to the libraries and headers needed for setup.exe development.

The xz package is the successor to lzma.  Its command-line tools
support both .lzma files and the new .xz format. The xz package provides
a new runtime library: liblzma supports encoding as well as decoding,
both .lzma and .xz streams.

This is a bugfix update that corrects a possible data corruption                error in earlier releases. It is claimed that 4.999.9beta is the
last beta release before 5.0 final, and that no substantive changes             are expected in the interim; that is, this is a "release candidate".

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999/-mno-cygwin ]]

CHANGES (since 4.999.8beta_20090714-10)
o Update to latest upstream release
o Use (new) upstream xz.1 in preference to cygwin-custom
  attempt at a man page (renamed to mingw-xz.1, of course).
o Upstream:
  - Lots of documentation updates
  - Fixes data corruption error
  - C++ compatiblity fixes
  - New lzmainfo utility
  - Fixes to helper scripts (xzdiff, xzless, etc)
  - Other miscellaneous bug fixes and build improvements
  - Distribute a changelog derived from git log.

Charles Wilson
volunteer mingw-xz maintainer for cygwin


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


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