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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject [ANNOUNCE] Apache Commons Compress 1.3 Released
Date Wed, 02 Nov 2011 04:53:04 GMT
The Apache Commons Compress team is pleased to announce the
commons-compress-1.3 release!

The Apache Commons Compress Library defines a Java API for working with
ar, cpio, tar, zip, dump, gzip, pack200 and bzip2 files.

Version 1.3 is adds support for Pack200, read-only support for the Unix
dump format and transparent support for Zip64 extensions.  It is the
first version to require Java 5.

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.

Changes in this version include:

New features:
o Support for the Pack200 format has been added.  Issue: COMPRESS-142. 
o Read-only support for the format used by the Unix dump(8) tool
        has been added.  Issue: COMPRESS-132. 

Fixed Bugs:
o BZip2CompressorInputStream's getBytesRead method always
        returned 0. 
o ZipArchiveInputStream and ZipArchiveOutputStream could leak
        resources on some JDKs.  Issue: COMPRESS-152. 
o TarArchiveOutputStream's getBytesWritten method didn't count
        correctly.  Issue: COMPRESS-160. 

o The ZIP package now supports Zip64 extensions.  Issue: COMPRESS-36. 
o The AR package now supports the BSD dialect of storing file
        names longer than 16 chars (both reading and writing).
        Issue: COMPRESS-144. 
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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