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* Fri Mar 12 2021 Dirk Müller <>
- update to 1.9:
  * (main): Report an error if a file name is empty.
    Make '-o' behave like '-c', but writing to file instead of stdout.
    Make '-c' and '-o' check whether the output is a terminal only once.
    Do not open output if input is a terminal.
  * New option '--check-lib'.
  * Replace 'decompressed', 'compressed' with 'out', 'in' in output.
    Continue testing if any input file fails the test.
    Show the largest dictionary size in a multimember file.
  * Show final diagnostic when testing multiple files.
  *, [LZ_API_VERSION >= 1012]: Avoid
    copying decompressed data when testing with lzlib 1.12 or newer.
  *, Start only the worker threads required.
  * Splitter stops reading when trailing data is found.
    Don't include trailing data in the compressed size shown.
    Use plain comparison instead of Boyer-Moore to search for headers.
  * Improve messages for corruption in last header.
  * Shorten messages 'Data error' and 'Unexpected EOF'.
  * Set a valid invocation_name even if argc == 0.
  * Document extraction from tar.lz in manual, '--help', and man page.
  * plzip.texi (Introduction): Mention tarlz as an alternative.
  * plzip.texi: Several fixes and improvements.
  * testsuite: Add 8 new test files.
* Mon Jan 07 2019 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to new upstream release 1.8
  * No functional changes; just a version bump.
* Fri Dec 14 2018 Jan Engelhardt <>
- Update to new upstream release 1.8~rc1
  * The new options '--in-slots' and '--out-slots', setting the
    number of input and output packets buffered during streamed
    decompression, have been added. Increasing the number of
    packets may increase decompression speed, but requires more
  * The default number of input packets buffered per worker
    thread when decompressing from non-seekable input has been
    increased from 2 to 4.
  * The default number of output packets buffered per worker
    thread when decompressing to non-seekable output has been
    increased from 32 to 64.
  * Detection of forbidden combinations of characters in trailing
    data has been improved.
Version: 1.7-bp150.2.4
* Mon Mar 05 2018
- Update to new upstream release 1.7
  * The option "--loose-trailing" has been added.
  * The test used by clzip to discriminate trailing data from a
    corrupt header in multimember or concatenated files has been
    improved to a Hamming distance of 3.
* Thu May 11 2017
- Update to version 1.6:
  * The option '-l, --list' has been ported from lziprecover.
  * It is now an error to specify two or more different operations
    in the command line (--decompress, --list or --test).
  * In test mode, plzip now continues checking the rest of the
    files if any input file is a terminal.
- Update dependecies and sections for info file handling
* Sat Aug 20 2016
- Update to new upstream release 1.5
  * The option "-a, --trailing-error", which makes plzip exit with
  error status 2 if any remaining input is detected after
  decompressing the last member, has been added.
  * When decompressing, the file specified with the "--output" option
  is now deleted if the input is a terminal.
* Thu Aug 06 2015
- Update to new upstream release 1.4
  * The option "-0" has been modified to use the new fast encoder of
  lzlib 1.7, which achieves a compression speed and ratio
  comparable to those of pigz's default compression level.
* Sun Feb 08 2015
- Update to new upstream release 1.3
  * Testing of a non-seekable file or of standard input now uses up
  to 30 MiB less memory per thread.
  * "-dvvv" and "-tvvv" now show the dictionary size of the first
  member, producing the same output as lzip for single-member
* Wed Oct 01 2014
- Update to new upstream release 1.2
  * Copying of file dates, permissions, and ownership now behaves
  like `cp -p`. (If the user ID or the group ID cannot be
  duplicated, the file permission bits S_ISUID and S_ISGID are
  * Individual limits have been set on the number of packets produced
  by each decompresor worker thread to limit the amount of memory
  used in all cases.
  * The license has been changed to GPL version 2 or later.
* Tue Sep 23 2014
- Drop gpg-offline build-time requirement; this is now handled by
  the local source validator
* Sun Sep 29 2013
- Update to new upstream release 1.1
  * Plzip now shows the progress of compression at verbosity
  level 2 (-vv).
* Wed Jun 05 2013
- Update to new upstream release 1.0
  * Scalability of compression (max number of useful worker threads)
  has been increased. Scalability when decompressing from/to
  regular files has been increased.
  * The number of worker threads is now limited to the number of
  members in the input file when decompressing from a regular file.
- Do signature verification
- Wrap description at 70 cols
- Remove redundant %clean section
* Thu Apr 19 2012
- update to 0.9: minor fixes and cleanup
* Sun Feb 26 2012
- update to 0.8:
  * the option "-F, --recompress", which forces recompression of files whose
    name already has the ".lz" or ".tlz" suffix, has been added
  * the options "-d, --decompress" and "-t, --test" now also show compression
  * inability to change output file attributes has been downgraded from error
    to warning
  * quote characters in messages have been changed as advised by GNU Coding
* Wed Mar 24 2010
- update to 0.6:
  * some small portability problems have been fixed
  * updates to the manual
* Mon Feb 15 2010
- update to 0.5:
  * parallel decompression has been implemented
* Wed Jan 27 2010
- update to 0.3:
  * the "--data-size" option has been added
  * the output file is now removed if plzip is interrupted
  * this version automatically chooses the smallest possible
    dictionary size for each member during compression, saving
    memory during decompression
  * regular files are now opened in binary mode on non-POSIX
    platforms defining the O_BINARY macro
* Tue Jan 19 2010
- initial version (0.2)