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New packages: bzip2, lzo

Two convenience distributions.

bzip2 --
bzip2 compresses files using the Burrows-Wheeler block sorting text compression algorithm, and Huffman coding. Compression is generally considerably better than that achieved by more conventional LZ77/LZ78-based compressors, and approaches the performance of the PPM family of statistical compressors.

lzo --
LZO is a portable lossless data compression library written in ANSI C. It offers pretty fast compression and very fast decompression. Decompression requires no memory. In addition there are slower compression levels achieving a quite competitive compression ratio while still decompressing at this very high speed.

Posted by Stefan Jahn 2001-10-30

New package: libart

libart_lgpl is a libary for sophisticated vector rendering (PostScript-like model, antialiasing, alpha blending, etc.). It is part of Gnome project and basis of Gnome Canvas implementation (but note that itself it is a standalone library which renders to in-memory RGB(A) buffers).

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2001-09-16

New package: altbinutils-pe

Altbinutils-pe is a collection of several utilities useful for dealing with win32 executables. Give it a try - it's stuff I've been using for more than 2 years now. Read release notes for more information.

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2001-05-27

New package: libiconv

This library provides an iconv() implementation, for use on systems which don't have one, or whose implementation cannot convert from/to Unicode.

Posted by Stefan Jahn 2001-05-02

New package: gettext

This is the GNU gettext package. It is interesting for authors or maintainers of other packages or programs which they want to see internationalized. As one step the handling of messages in different languages should be implemented. For this task GNU gettext provides the needed tools and library functions.

Internationalization on Win32 systems might push other porting projects forward. Anyway, since this package has already been ported it is nothing really brand new. But now you'll find it at some central point.

Posted by Stefan Jahn 2001-04-30

New package: libmng

Continuing graphic libraries ports line, libmng - recently released reference library for MNG image/animation format (http://sourceforge.net/projects/libmng/). GTK-based viewer included.

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2001-03-17

New package: guile

guile is standard GNU extension language library. It implements interpreter for language Scheme, of LISP family, one of the Languages of Choice, and is used throughout several GNU projects.

Another cool contrib from ela.

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2001-03-17

New package: expat

Another nice contribution by ela, Expat, the canonical XML parser library with utilities.

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2001-01-17

New package: libcrypt

UFC crypt is a library for fast DES encoding/decoding, standard *nix crypt() one-way hashing and password input.

Contributed by Stefan Jahn.

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2001-01-14

New pacakges: gdbm, regex, pcre

Thanks to ela, we get 3 new packages:

GDBM, GNU Database Manager is GNU implementation of cannonical simple data storage
GNU regex is legacy (but standard) regular expression package
PCRE is new de-facto standard implementation of de-facto Perl-compatible regular expressions


Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2000-12-13

New package: readline

I would like to introduce new project developer, Stephan Jan aka ela, and his first contribution: port of GNU readline library, version 4.1. Thanks Stephan!

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2000-11-28

New package: package-utils

Due to some interest expressed to contribution, I release utility to create DSM packages (mingw/pw32 flavor) - before they were available only as the part of pw32 distribution. Note that this package depends on Python (tested with 1.5.2), GNU awk and InfoZIP.

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2000-11-11

New package: libtiff

Libtiff is the reference library for handling TIFF image files (de-facto for Desktop Publishing). It is compiled with support of deflate and jpeg compression, so depends on zlib and libjpeg.

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2000-08-09

New package: libpng

Libpng is the reference library for handling PNG image format.

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2000-07-25

New package: libjpeg

Libjpeg is a reference library for handling JPG files.

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2000-07-24

New package: zlib

Zlib is zlib, i.e. canonocal data compression library.

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2000-07-24

Mingwrep offers OpenSource software ports to native Win32

Mingw32 packages repository is project to collect and maintain Mingw32 ports of Free and OpenSource software. Mingw32 (Minimalist Gnu-Win32, http://www.mingw.org\) is a target which allows building native Win32 applications with GNU tools (gcc, binutils, etc.).

The aim of the project not just to crowd adhoc ports together, but to provide easily usable packages, useful for both end users and developers.... read more

Posted by Paul Sokolovsky 2000-07-08