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GNU tar 1.8 released (GPLv3)

From: Sergey Poznyakoff
Subject: GNU tar 1.8 released (GPLv3)
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 20:18:56 +0300


As part of the releasing of version 3 of the GNU General Public
License, GNU tar has been upgraded to the new license.  The new
release, tar v. 1.18, is available for downloading from and the mirror sites worldwide (see for the list of those).

The available files and their MD5 sums are:

62f537dd1fed34f888173191f4e3dd4b  tar-1.18.cpio.gz
7be5cf1d255bd51907138721d694d7f7  tar-1.18.shar.gz
70170208d7c1bb9ab40120579434b6a3  tar-1.18.tar.bz2
ab7fb052e4d1c941557db0a15593abb4  tar-1.18.tar.gz

For more information on tar, including links to file downloads,
please see the tar web page:
and the project page

Please email bugs or suggestions to <address@hidden>.

The list of noteworthy changes follows:

* Licensed under the GPLv3.

* Fixed several bugs in the testsuite.


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