[ANN] Archive::Zip 1.14 released

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Archive::Zip v1.14 has been released on Oct 21 2004.

This version was created to deal with viruses that modify central directory

Changes since v1.13:

  - Set uncompressed size to compressed size on COMPRESSION_STORED to avoid
    problems with certain intentionally modified zip files.


  - Some testers on older (Perl 5.500503) systems have reported
    value' messages in t/testUpdate.t. Apparently, updating to version 1.25
    the Test module fixes this warning.

From the README:

The Archive::Zip module allows a Perl program to create, manipulate,
read, and write Zip archive files.

Zip archives can be created, or you can read from existing zip files
or strings (using IO::Scalar). Once created, they can be written to
files, streams, or strings.

Members can be added, removed, extracted, replaced, rearranged, and
enumerated.  They can also be renamed or have their dates, comments, or
other attributes queried or modified.  Their data can be compressed or
uncompressed as needed.  Members can be created from members in existing
Zip files, or from existing directories, files, or strings.
Directory trees can be added or extracted simply using special tree

This module uses the Compress::Zlib library to read and write the
compressed streams inside the files. Note that versions of Compress::Zlib
prior to 1.06 truncate data and should not be used.

Compress::Zlib prior to 1.08 caused crashes on some Windows systems.

Examples and helper libraries are given to show how:
  * zip files can be read and written to strings
  * zip files can be written in chunks to arbitrary functions


1.14 Thu Oct 21 08:13:50 PDT 2004

  - Set uncompressed size to compressed size on COMPRESSION_STORED to avoid
    problems with certain intentionally modified zip files

1.13 23 August 2004

  - Fixed tempfile unlink/rename bug in Win32
  - Avoid taint complaints in tree operations
  - Cures problems with t/testex test on older Perl versions

1.12 8 Jul 2004 19:11:53 / 1.11 (removed) 23 Aug 2004 12:56:25

  - Use File::Temp for more secure tempfile handling
    (thanks to Alexey Tourbin of the ALT Linux Team)

  - Fix to avoid endless looping on certain corrupt zip files
    (thanks to Julian Field)
  - Handling of zip files with data descriptors (like some Java JAR files)
  - Handle unicode strings as input to Archive::Zip::Member::contents(),
    Archive::Zip::Member::contents(), and
    (thanks to Geoffrey D. Bennett)

1.10 Thu Mar 25 06:24:17 PST 2004
  - Fixed documentation of setErrorHandler()
  - Fixed link to Japanese translation of docs
  - Added Compress::Zlib Bufsize patch from Yeasah Pell that was supposed to
    have been added in 1.02
  - Fixed problems with backup filenames for zips with no extension
  - Fixed problems with undef volume names in _asLocalName()

1.09 Wed Nov 26 17:43:49 PST 2003
  - Fixed handling of inserted garbage (as from viruses)
  - Always check for local header signatures before using them
  - Added updateMember() and updateTree() functions
  - Added examples/mailZip.pl
  - Added examples/updateTree.pl
  - Fixed some potential but unreported bugs with function parameters like
  - Removed stray warn() call
  - Caught undef second arg to replaceMember()

1.08 Tue Oct 21 07:01:29 PDT 2003
  - test noise fix from Michael Schwern (ticket 4174)
  - FAQ NAME fix from Michael Schwern (ticket 4175)

1.07 Mon Oct 20 06:48:41 PDT 2003
  - Added file attribute code by Maurice Aubrey
  - Added FAQ about RedHat 9 build errors
  - Added check for empty filenames

1.06 Thu Jul 17 11:06:18 PDT 2003
  - Fixed seek use with IO::Scalar and IO::String
  - Fixed use of binmode with pseudo-file handles
  - Removed qr{} form for older Perl versions
  - Changed rel2abs logic in _asLocalName() if there is a volume
  - Fixed errors with making directories in extractMember() when none
  - Return AZ_OK in extractMemberWithoutPaths() if member is a directory
  - Fixed problem in extractTree with blank directory becoming "." prefix
  - Added examples/writeScalar2.pl to show how to use IO::String as
destination of Zip write
  - Edited docs and FAQ to recommend against using absolute path names in
zip files.

1.05 Wed Sep 11 12:31:20 PDT 2002
  - fixed untaint from 1.04

1.04 Wed Sep 11 07:22:04 PDT 2002
  - added untaint of lastModFileDateTime

1.03 Mon Sep  2 20:42:43 PDT 2002
  - Removed dependency on IO::Scalar
  - Set required version of File::Spec to 0.8
  - Removed tests of examples that needed IO::Scalar
  - Added binmode() call to read/writeScalar examples
  - Fixed addTree() for 5.005 compatibility (still untested with 5.004)
  - Fixed mkdir() calls for 5.005
  - Clarified documentation of tree operations

1.02 Fri Aug 23 17:07:22 PDT 2002
  - Many changes for cross-platform use (use File::Spec everywhere)
  - Separated POD from Perl
  - Moved Archive::Zip::Tree contents into Archive::Zip
    A::Z::Tree is now deprecated and will warn with -w
  - Reorganized docs
  - Added FAQ
  - Added chunkSize() call to report current chunk size
    and added C::Z BufSize patch from Yeasah Pell.
  - Added fileName() to report last read zip file name
  - Added capability to prepend data, like for SFX files
  - Added examples/selfex.pl for self-extracting archives creation
  - Added examples/zipcheck.pl for validity testing
  - Made extractToFileNamed() set access/modification times
  - Added t/testTree.t to test A::Z::Tree
  - Fix/speed up memberNamed()
  - Added Archive::Zip::MemberRead by Sreeji K. Das
  - Added tempFile(), tempName()
  - Added overwrite() and overwriteAs() to allow read/modify/write of zip
  - added examples/updateZip.pl to show how to read/modify/write

1.01 Tue Apr 30 10:34:44 PDT 2002
  - Changed mkpath call for directories to work with BSD/OS
  - Changed tests to work with BSD/OS


Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Ned Konz. All rights reserved.  This program is free
software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms
as Perl itself.


From CPAN, in directory
  ftp://ftp.cpan.org/pub/CPAN/modules/by-authors/id/N/NE/NEDKONZ /
as Archive-Zip-1.14.tar.gz

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