[1.7] Updated: {mingw-xz/mingw-liblzma-devel/mingw-liblzma1}-4.999.8beta_20090714-10

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sat Jul 18 21:00:00 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.

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

CHANGES (since xz-4.999betaCYG4-1)
o Update to latest git master 2009-07-14 21:10:36 +0300
o Most cygwin/mingw patches have now been merged upstream.
  Remaining ones are:
  - Add support for automake-1.11 silent rules
  - use libtool-2.2.x macros instead of 1.5.x ones.

Charles Wilson
volunteer mingw-xz maintainer for cygwin


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
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your system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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