xz-5.0.0 in rawhide + soname bump

Jindrich Novy jnovy at redhat.com
Mon Oct 25 16:35:54 UTC 2010


xz-5.0.0 is now released and soname is now bumped to 5.0.0 in rawhide.
The most important changes are:

* The compression settings associated with the preset levels
  -0 ... -9 have been changed. --extreme was changed a little too.
  It is now less likely to make compression worse, but with some
  files the new --extreme may compress slightly worse than the old

* The major soname has been bumped to 5.0.0. liblzma API and ABI
  are now stable, so the need to recompile programs linking against
  liblzma shouldn't arise soon.

For more news and differences between xz-4.999.9beta and 5.0.0 please
read the NEWS file in the main package documentation.

The change of compression level presets may cause deltarpm to print
"md5 mismatch of result" when rebuilding drpms and downloading full
rpms. This message will stop occuring as soon as the original package
will be built with the new xz-5.0.0.


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