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gzip 1.3.11 released for testing

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: gzip 1.3.11 released for testing
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 16:37:35 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.1008 (Gnus v5.10.8) Emacs/21.4 (gnu/linux)

I'm happy to announce the release of gzip 1.3.11.

gzip (GNU zip) is a popular data compression program written by
Jean-Loup Gailly for the GNU project; Mark Adler wrote the
decompression part.

This gzip release modifies gzip to follow the GNU coding standards
better, and fixes zdiff to check for subsidiary gzip failures.  I'm
making it available for testing now; if there are no serious problems
I'd like to make it a stable release.

Please report any problems to <address@hidden>.

The compressed sources are here:
  ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/gzip/gzip-1.3.11.tar.gz   (432 kB)

The GPG detached signature is here:

Here are the MD5 and SHA512 digests:

a41a6a4b11f941cb7fc13df320f3af5f  gzip-1.3.11.tar.gz

Here are URLs to the ChangeLog entries since the most recent
version (1.3.10):


Here are the major changes since 1.3.10, reported in the NEWS file:

* As per the GNU coding standards, the behavior of gzip and its
  companion executables no longer depend on the name used to invoke them.
  For example, 'gzip' and 'gunzip' are no longer hard links;
  instead, 'gunzip' is now a small program that invokes 'gzip -d'.

* zdiff now checks for subsidiary gzip failures, and works around
  bugs in IRIX 6 sh, Tru64 4.0F ksh, and Solaris 8 bash.

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