Lzip Changelog

New in version 1.16 Pre1

February 3rd, 2014
  • Copying of file dates, permissions, and ownership now behaves like "cp -p". (If the user ID or the group ID can't be duplicated, the file permission bits S_ISUID and S_ISGID are cleared).
  • Compression time has been reduced by 4%.
  • Some minor improvements have been made.
  • "lzip.texinfo" has been renamed "lzip.texi".

New in version 1.15 (October 4th, 2013)

  • This version shows the progress of compression at verbosity level 2 (-vv). Decompressing and testing no longer show file version.
  • The option "-n, --threads" is now accepted and ignored for compatibility with plzip.
  • The configure script now accepts options with a separate argument.
  • The chapter "Stream format" and the appendix "Reference source code" have been added to the manual.

New in version 1.15 RC1 (August 16th, 2013)

  • Decompressing and testing no longer shows the file version.
  • The "Reference source code" appendix of the manual has been updated to version 0.4 of lzd.
  • Minor fixes have been made.

New in version 1.14 (March 7th, 2013)

  • The compression ratio has been slightly increased.
  • Compression time has been reduced by 5%.
  • Decompression time has been reduced by 12%.

New in version 1.14 RC3 (January 16th, 2013)

  • Compression ratio has been slightly increased.
  • Compression time has been reduced by 5%.

New in version 1.13 RC2 (January 8th, 2012)

  • The compression time of the option "-0" has been reduced by 2%.
  • A reorganization of the compression code has been made.
  • A small change has been made in the "--help" output and the man page.
  • Quote characters in messages have been changed as advised by GNU Coding Standards.

New in version 1.13 RC1 (November 15th, 2011)

  • Lziprecover has been moved to its own package.
  • The inability to change output file attributes has been downgraded from error to warning.

New in version 1.12 RC2 (April 7th, 2011)

  • For large values of "--match-length", (high compression levels), the compression ratio has been slightly increased, and compression time has been reduced by up to 6%.

New in version 1.12 RC1 (March 14th, 2011)

  • The option "-F, --recompress", which forces recompression of files whose names already have the ".lz" or ".tlz" suffix, has been added.
  • The compression time of the option "-0" has been reduced by 2%.
  • Prints only one status line for each multi-member file when only one "-v" is specified.
  • Prints up to 6 bytes of trailing garbage when "-vvvv" is specified.
  • Does not show the message "and `--stdout' was not specified" for file types that can't be read (directories, etc).
  • If "--verbose" is not specified, lziprecover now only shows errors and warnings.