Release Notes: star -version now prints the compile options. Star has been prepared for a future POSIX.1-2001 extended tar header keyword, "SCHILY.acl.type". Incremental dump mode now compares whether info->f_mtime >= Newer.tv_sec.
Release Notes: The case of "star -f /dev/stdout" is caught and star is still allowed to avoid adding the archive file to the archive. The new diffopts=symperm feature allows you to exclude comparing permissions with symlinks.
Release Notes: A page aligned buffer is now also used in the -no-fifo to improve speed. scpio now prints the CPIO message "xxx blocks" instead of the Star statistics line. A new -cpio-statistics option also causes CPIO style statistics to be output. An -xmeta option allows you to "extract" meta files from a star archive that has been created with "star -c -meta". A -link-data option allows star to add data to hard links in archives. Record locking is now performed on the /etc/tardumps file.
Release Notes: Support for SunStudio on Linux. Linux-specific autoconf tests are now only done on Linux. As too many Linux distributions come with broken kernel include files, this release disables Linux-specific support instead of failing to compile because of broken kernel include files. Support has been added to auto create Blastwave SVr4 packages. This release installs not only binaries and manuals, but also other documentation.
Release Notes: This version featured better range checking and signed/unsigned treatment for the numeric fields in the POSIX.1-2001 extended tar header.
Release Notes: The errctl= interface has been completed to allow all possible error handling. The new "WARN" keyword allows the user to print a warning but keep the exit code unaffected for the matching error.
Release Notes: Makefiles restructured so that star_fat is the default target, fixed a minor problem with numeric uid/gid values with Solaris ACLs, and added support for the Linux EXT2_JOURNAL_DATA_FL file flag. Do not compile acltext.c on Cygwin.
Release Notes: The license was changed from GPL to CDDL. A modified version of acltext.c was included from the OpenSolaris sources to allow better ACL support on Solaris. The program now checks whether the selected archive format supports ACLs if called in create mode with -acl. A bug that caused star -match-tree to behave incorrectly if no pattern matching was involved was fixed. A new star_sym program that helps to debug the database created with incremental restores was added.
Release Notes: A new -cumulative option that allows star to be used to incrementally sync filesystems was added. The spax man page was enhanced. This version is the release candidate for 1.5-final.
Release Notes: Incremental restores are now fully automated. A new "lmtime" diffoption made it possible to exclude checking of the modification time of symbolic links.