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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [compress] Planning for a 1.3 Release?
Date Tue, 11 Oct 2011 14:27:15 GMT
On 11 October 2011 15:20, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> its been quite some time since I finished the Zip64 stuff and I think we
> are at the point we discussed three month ago or so: release Compress
> 1.3 even if it doesn't have many big changes when compared to 1.2.  In
> addition to Zip64 we have read-only support for Unix dump and also
> Pack200 "compression".  Documentation is fairly complete IMHO.
> One thing that we may or may not want to address are the integration
> tests for Zip64 which are currently only run when the run-it profile is
> enabled.  These tests need some zips generated by other tools that are
> currently not part of svn and we discussed publishing them as separate
> artifacts - personally I wouldn't even know where to start for this.

So long as it is clear to users how to set up in order to run the
tests, I think the tests can remain as they are.

> Then we do have some JIRAs with patches in particular one for XZ
> compression and patches for compressors where a single container stream
> contains multiple compressed streams (I didn't know gzip and bzip2 could
> do that, I must admit), all by Lasse Collin.
> The XZ patch has the "problem" that it introduces a new dependency - do
> we want that or would we prefer a separate module?  In addition XZ for
> Java is not available via any Maven repo, yet, this may require some
> tweaking during build time (Ant <get> task?).  Shall we defer this until
> after the 1.3 release?


> The other two patches should be addressed together with changing the API
> in 2.0, IMHO.


> Stefan
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