Updated: {liblzmadec0/liblzmadec-devel}-4.32.7-3; Removed: lzma-4.32.7-3

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Mon Mar 16 03:28:00 GMT 2009


The lzma package has been replaced by its successor, xz.  The xz
tools support both .lzma files and the new .xz format.  The xz package
ships with compatibility links so you don't even need to retrain
your fingers: 'lzma', 'lzcat', etc, are all provided by that package.

However, the xz package provides a different runtime library: liblzma
supports encoding as well as decoding, both .lzma and .xz streams.
The older liblzmadec library supports decoding .lzma streams only.
However, as liblzmadec is in widespread use, it will continue to be
provided as a backwards compatibility runtime (with development
headers and link libs) for some time.

See the accompanying announcement for xz for more details.

[[ compiled using gcc-3.4.4-999 ]]

This will most likely be the final liblzmadec0 update for the
cygwin-1.5 distribution, and probably for cygwin-1.7, as well.
Future development will continue with xz-4.999.8beta for cygwin-1.7.

CHANGES (since 4.32.7-2)
========================
o Renamed source package to liblzmadec0-*-src; update .hint
  files for liblzmadec0 and liblzmadec-devel appropriately.
o Replaced lzma package (and src) with empty files; new .hint
  forces installation of xz package.

-- 
Charles Wilson
volunteer lzma/xz maintainer for cygwin

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