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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject [compress] Releasing 1.4
Date Sat, 31 Mar 2012 04:48:53 GMT
Hi all,

Compress' trunk has been sitting on valuable content for too long now:

* XZ compression

* BZIP2 now reads streams created by pbzip2 (parallel bzip2)

* TAR has been largely improved to support reading and writing big
  files, old files and files with long names - as well as encodings
  other than ASCII - in several ways supporting multiple dialects.

There is one backwards incompatible change, tar now uses the platform's
native encoding for file names (like GNU tar does) rather than

I intend to build a release candidate sometime during the next week
unless anybody objects.  In order to incorporate feedback before I
create the RC I've built the site for review at


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