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From "dam6923 ." <>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Commons Compress 1.6 Released
Date Sat, 26 Oct 2013 15:13:25 GMT
Thanks for all the work.  I'm excited to finally incorporate the
changes into some of my professional work.

I just took a peek at the website and there is an advertisement for
ApacheCon NA 2013.  Perhaps its time to drop the mention?  :)


On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Stefan Bodewig <> wrote:
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> The Apache Commons Team is pleased to announce the release of Apache
> Commons Compress 1.6.
> The Apache Commons Compress Library defines a Java API for working with
> ar, cpio, tar, zip, 7z, arj, dump, gzip, pack200, bzip2, lzma and xz
> files.
> The headline features of 1.6 are support for 7z archives as well as
> read-only support for stand-alone LZMA compressed files and uncompressed
> arj archives.
> Source and binary distributions are available for download from the
> Apache Commons download site:
> When downloading, please verify signatures using the KEYS file available
> at the above location when downloading the release.
> Version 1.6 introduces changes to the internal API of the tar package
> that break backwards compatibility in the following rare cases.  This
> version removes the package private TarBuffer class along with the
> protected "buffer" members in TarArchiveInputStream and
> TarArchiveOutputStream.  This change will only affect you if you have
> created a subclass of one of the stream classes and accessed the buffer
> member or directly used the TarBuffer class.
> Changes in this version include:
> New features:
> o Added support for 7z archives.  Most compression algorithms
>   can be read and written, LZMA and encryption are only
>   supported when reading.  Issue: COMPRESS-54. Thanks to Damjan
>   Jovanovic.
> o Added read-only support for ARJ archives that don't use
>   compression.  Issue: COMPRESS-226. Thanks to Damjan Jovanovic.
> o DumpArchiveInputStream now supports an encoding parameter that
>   can be used to specify the encoding of file names.
> o The CPIO streams now support an encoding parameter that can be
>   used to specify the encoding of file names.
> o Read-only support for LZMA standalone compression has been added.
>   Issue: COMPRESS-111.
> Fixed Bugs:
> o TarBuffer.tryToConsumeSecondEOFRecord could throw a
>   NullPointerException  Issue: COMPRESS-223. Thanks to Jeremy Gustie.
> o Parsing of zip64 extra fields has become more lenient in order
>   to be able to read archives created by DotNetZip and maybe
>   other archivers as well.  Issue: COMPRESS-228.
> o TAR will now properly read the names of symbolic links with
>   long names that use the GNU variant to specify the long file
>   name.  Issue: COMPRESS-229. Thanks to Christoph Gysin.
> o ZipFile#getInputStream could return null if the archive
>   contained duplicate entries.
>   The class now also provides two new methods to obtain all
>   entries of a given name rather than just the first one.
>   Issue: COMPRESS-227.
> o CpioArchiveInputStream failed to read archives created by
>   Redline RPM.  Issue: COMPRESS-236. Thanks to Andrew Duffy.
> o TarArchiveOutputStream now properly handles link names that
>   are too long to fit into a traditional TAR header.  Issue:
>   COMPRESS-237. Thanks to Emmanuel Bourg.
> o The auto-detecting create*InputStream methods of Archive and
>   CompressorStreamFactory could fail to detect the format of
>   blocking input streams.  Issue: COMPRESS-239.
> Changes:
> o Readabilty patch to TarArchiveInputStream.  Issue:
>   COMPRESS-232. Thanks to BELUGA BEHR.
> o Performance improvements to TarArchiveInputStream, in
>   particular to the skip method.  Issue: COMPRESS-234. Thanks to BELUGA
>   BEHR.
> For complete information on Commons Compress, including instructions
> on how to submit bug reports, patches, or suggestions for improvement,
> see the Apache Commons Compress website:
> Stefan Bodewig, on behalf of the Apache Commons community
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