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Re: OT: latest stable version not recommended

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: OT: latest stable version not recommended
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 09:07:31 -0700
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address@hidden (Karl Berry) writes:

>     > with http://directory.fsf.org/gzip.html; no mention there)... which, of 
> 1.3.5 is mentioned on that Directory page as the "(devel)" release.
> Anyway, I wrote rms about the lack of official releases in recent
> decades.

For what it's worth, I was responsible for gzip alpha releases 1.3
through 1.3.5, and would be willing to generate a 1.3.6 if there's

Initially I thought gzip 1.3 (released 1999-12-21) was going to be
official, but the maintainer demurred.  I lost contact with him some
time after that.  As I understand it he's busy doing other things.

The gzip home page <http://www.gzip.org/> hasn't been updated since
July 2003, but it still says that a new official version of gzip will
be released soon.  That comment about the new version been there since
at least January 2002, according to web.archive.org.

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