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pspp-0.8.2 released [stable]

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: pspp-0.8.2 released [stable]
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:56:18 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.4 (gnu/linux)

I'm very pleased to announce the release of a new version of GNU PSPP.
PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data.  It is a
free replacement for the proprietary program SPSS.

Here are the compressed sources and a GPG detached signature[*]:

Use a mirror for higher download bandwidth:

[*] Use a .sig file to verify that the corresponding file (without the
.sig suffix) is intact.  First, be sure to download both the .sig file
and the corresponding tarball.  Then, run a command like this:

  gpg --verify pspp-0.8.2.tar.gz.sig

If that command fails because you don't have the required public key,
then run this command to import it:

  gpg --keyserver --recv-keys C6648E90

and rerun the 'gpg --verify' command.

This release was bootstrapped with the following tools:
  Autoconf 2.69
  Automake 1.11.6
  Gnulib v0.0-7913-g5191133

Changes from 0.8.1 to 0.8.2:

 * Charts are now rendered with colours from the Tango palette instead
   of fully saturated primaries.

 * Support for new system file variants:

   - PSPP can now read and write ZCOMPRESSED system files, which
     compress data much more effectively than older "compressed"
     files.  (The older format is still supported.)

   - PSPP can now decrypt encrypted system files, using the new
     pspp-convert utility.  The encrypted system file format is
     unacceptably insecure, so to discourage its use PSPP and PSPPIRE
     do not directly read or write this format.

 * Missing values for long string variables are now read from and
   written to system files in an SPSS-compatible fashion.

   (Earlier versions of PSPP that supported missing values for long
   string variables wrote them to system files in an SPSS-incompatible
   way.  To fix the problem, read the system file with this version of
   PSPP and then save a new copy of it.)

 * pspp-convert, a new standalone utility for converting SPSS system
   and portable files to other formats, is now included.  The initial
   version supports comma-separated value files as output format.
   pspp-convert can also decrypt encrypted system files.

 * Build changes:

   - zlib is now a required dependency.  (Previously it was optional.)

Please send PSPP bug reports to address@hidden

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