[blfs-book] zlib 1.2.7 has been released [Freecode]

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Wed Jun 6 15:29:58 PDT 2012

Dear zlib follower,

barsnick just announced version 1.2.7 of zlib on Freecode.

The release notes for this version are as follows:

Many portability improvements have been made.  A bug in gzclose_w() when
gzwrite() failed to allocate memory has been fixed.  Support for "x" (O_EXCL)
and "e" (O_CLOEXEC) modes has been added to gzopen().  A type mismatch between
get_crc_table() and crc_table has been fixed.  Many other changes have been

Project description:

zlib is designed to be a free, general-purpose, legally unencumbered, lossless
data-compression library for use on virtually any computer hardware and
operating system. The zlib data format is itself portable across platforms.
Unlike the LZW compression method used in Unix compress(1), the compression
method currently used in zlib essentially never expands the data. (LZW can
double or triple the file size in extreme cases.) zlib's memory footprint is
also independent of the input data and can be reduced, if necessary, at some
cost in compression.

Detailed history and release notes are available here:


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