Release Notes: This release includes some build system changes to allow static and dynamic libxar. Finer grained makefile variables are used to allow build systems to more easily control where things are installed. Two bugs from the rpm5 project were fixed. A bug which was triggered when xar is processing a malformed table of contents was fixed. A bug in the "configure" script was fixed to properly setup acl support on Mac OS X 10.5.
Release Notes: The way EAs are handled in the ToC has been changed. Archives created with 1.4 should still extract with 1.5, except EAs will be lost due to this change. Archiving EAs with non-UTF-8 characters in the name is fixed. Archiving ACLs on Mac OS X 10.4 should be fixed. There are some API enhancements. Finder creation dates are preserved. Some errors relating to ._ files were fixed. A creation timestamp has been added to the ToC, recording when the archive was made. Device nodes are properly preserved now.
Release Notes: This release consists entirely of bug fixes from the 1.0 release. xaring up the current directory now works ("xar -cf /tmp/foo.xar ."). Some issues with xaring up the root directory have been resolved. Exclude improvments were made. Using bzip2 compression would crash on some systems and has been fixed. Some compiler warnings relating to type sloppiness have been resolved.