TrueZIP 7.6 has been released. This is a feature release. As usual, binary backwards compatibility of the client APIs with TrueZIP 7.0 has been retained, so please don’t hesitate to upgrade your dependencies. If you have been coding a TrueZIP Driver however, you need to recompile because this version incorporates considerable changes to the Kernel API which were required to achieve some important improvements.
Since it’s release about a year ago, a lot of buzzing has been going on about new language features in Java 7 – least of which about the new
try-with-resources statement. Here’s how you can implement it within Scala.
TrueZIP 7.5.5 has been released. This is a maintenance release. As usual, binary backwards compatibility of the client APIs with TrueZIP 7.0 has been retained, so please don’t hesitate to upgrade your dependencies.
TrueZIP 7.5.4 has been released to fix a critical regression bug in TrueZIP 7.5.3 that has somehow passed the test suite. Please skip TrueZIP 7.5.3 altogether and update to TrueZIP 7.5.4 instead! Please accept my apologies for any inconveniences this may have caused.
Edit: This release is doomed – please skip it and update to TrueZIP 7.5.4 instead!
TrueZIP 7.5.3 has been released. This is a bug fix release. Updating is recommended to everybody.
TrueZIP 7.5.2 has been released. This version updates the dependency on commons-compress to version 1.4, which significantly improves reading and writing of TAR files. It also fixes authentication of WinZip AES files (see below) and a number of multithreading bugs in the TrueZIP Kernel when accessing nested archive files.
It appears my hard disk is slowly dying. This morning I’ve installed a couple of updates (Mercurial, Java, NetBeans et al). NetBeans was the last on the list when somewhere in the middle of the installer, my notebook suddenly crashed with a bluescreen!
TrueZIP 7.5.1 has been released. This version improves the handling of TAR files, which now use the default character set instead of just US-ASCII. As usual you can select any other character set by overriding
I am very pleased to announce the release of TrueZIP 7.5.
While TrueZIP 7.5 provides only few new features, it fixes a lot of bugs – one of which was a dead lock – and provides lots of improvements regarding its memory footprint, performance and last, but not least, documentation.
It happens every now and then that I get a personal email asking for support on an issue with TrueZIP. Well, this is certainly OK, but I prefer such conversation to happen on the public user mailing list for the benefit of TrueZIP’s small but growing community. Besides, sharing our conversation with others is a way of saying thank you for a free (as in beer) VFS library/framework.
So if you haven’t done already, please subscribe to a TrueZIP mailing list at http://truezip.java.net/mail-lists.html. The most appropriate list is the users list. The announce list should only be used if your interest is solely in announcements – they will get copied to the user list anyway.
If you have a login on http://home.java.net, your subscription should get confirmed instantly. Otherwise I’ll have to do it manually, so please bear with me.
Thanks in advance!