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Bug#518803: ITP: xz -- Attempt to make LZMA compression easy to use

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Mohammed Adnène Trojette" <adn+deb@diwi.org>

* Package name    : xz
  Version         : 4.999.8beta
  Upstream Author : Lasse Collins
* URL             : http://tukaani.org/xz/
* License         : - public domain (src/liblzma/check, tests/files)
                    - LGPL 2.1 (the rest of src/)
                    - GPL (2 or 3, depending on which file outside src/)
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Attempt to make LZMA compression easy to use

XZ Utils consist of a few relatively separate parts:
  - liblzma is an encoder/decoder library with support for several
    filters (algorithm implementations). The primary filter is LZMA.
  - libzfile (or whatever the name will be) enables reading from and
    writing to gzip, bzip2 and LZMA compressed and uncompressed files
    with an API similar to the standard ANSI-C file I/O.
    [ NOTE: libzfile is not implemented yet. ]
  - xz command line tool has almost identical syntax than gzip
    and bzip2. It makes LZMA easy for average users, but also
    provides advanced options to finetune the compression settings.
  - A few shell scripts make diffing and grepping LZMA compressed
    files easy. The scripts were adapted from gzip and bzip2.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

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