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From sebb <seb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [compress] Releasing 1.4
Date Sat, 31 Mar 2012 18:28:52 GMT
On 31 March 2012 05:48, Stefan Bodewig <bodewig@apache.org> wrote:
> 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
> ISO-8859-1.

There are a few places where the default charset is being used.
It's not clear whether these are intentional or not, so I have marked
them with TODOs.
We should either document that the default is OK, or use a fixed
charset, e.g. ASCII.

> 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
> http://people.apache.org/~bodewig/commons-compress/
>
> Stefan
>
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