[update] Info-ZIP (Zip 2.31,Wiz 5.03, UnZip 5.52 rel. March and February 2005)


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Bjorn Simonsen

(have not tried the new versions my self, just passing the info):


<http://infozip.sourceforge.net/>
<http://sourceforge.net/projects/infozip/>

"Info-ZIP's purpose is to provide free, portable, high-quality
versions of the Zip and UnZip compressor-archiver utilities that
are compatible with the DOS-based PKZIP by PKWARE, Inc."

"LATEST RELEASES: WiZ 5.03 was released on 11 March 2005. Zip
2.31 was released on 11 March 2005. UnZip 5.52 was released on 27
February 2005."

Info below snipped from whatsnew.txt or readme.txt from the zip, wiz
and unzip archives:

################################
WhatsNew file for Zip 2.31
################################
[...]
New things in Zip 2.31

- Crypt now part of source distribution (see Readme.cr)
- Bug fixes:
- Debian patch 001 - Converted quoted strings
- Debian patch 002 - Makefile changes
- Debian patch 003 - Build changes
- Debian patch 004 - Changes to unix/configure
- Debian patch 005 - Fix for FNMAX path bug
- Split VMS -V into -V and -VV (see Manual)
- New VC6 project files thanks to Cosmin
- AtheOS port (thanks to Ruslan Nickolaev)
- Add api.c kluge for zip32.dll to support Visual Basic
- Binary detection changed from 20% binary to new algorithm
that should better detect word processing files as binary
and should accept UTF-8 files as text. This flags the file
in the archive as TEXT or BINARY for use by UnZip for line
end conversion (see proginfo/txtvsbin.txt)
- License update
- DJGPP fixes
- Many Makefile updates
- Fixes to ZipSplit, ZipNotes, and ZipCloak

[...]


################################
WiZ, version 5.03, March 8, 2005
################################'
[...]
Features added (or removed): None

Bugs fixed:
5.03 (March 8, 2005)
- Fixed off by 1 buffer overflow. This problem only showed up when
very long file names were used.
- Updated with zip version 2.31
- Updated with unzip version 5.52
- Updated help file.
[...]


################################
Unzip 5.52
################################
[...]

The 5.52 maintenance release fixes a few minor problems found in the
5.51 release, closes some more security holes, adds a new AtheOS port,
and contains a Win32 extra-field code cleanup that was not finished
earlier.
The most important changes are:

- (re)enabled unshrinking support by default, the LZW patents have
expired
- fixed an extraction size bug for encrypted stored entries (12
excess bytes were written with 5.51)
- fixed false "uncompressed size mismatch" messages when extracting
encrypted archive entries
- do not restore SUID/SGID/Tacky attribute bits on Unix (BeOS,
AtheOS)
unless explicitely requested by new "-K" command line qualifier
- optional support for "-W" qualifier to modify the pattern
matching syntax (with -W: "*" stops at directory delimiter, "**"
matches unlimited)
- prevent buffer overflow caused by bogus extra-long Zipfile
specification
- performance enhancements for VMS port
- fixed windll interface handling of its extraction mode qualifiers
nfflag, ExtractOnlyNewer, noflag, PromptToOverwrite; added
detailed explanation of their meanings and interactions to the
windll documentation
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