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UPX 1.25 released
« on: July 04, 2004, 05:27:00 PM »


    UPX is a free, portable, extendable, high-performance executable packer for several different executable formats. It achieves an excellent compression ratio and offers very fast decompression. Your executables suffer no memory overhead or other drawbacks because of in-place decompression.

    UPX is copyrighted software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, with special exceptions granting the free usage for commercial programs as stated in the UPX License Agreement.

    UPX uses the NRV compression library for compression services. A compatible but somewhat less efficient OpenSource implementation is available through the UCL compression library.

    UPX aims to be Commercial Quality Freeware.

The main news since 1.25 are:
  - slightly better compression using the new NRV2E algorithm
  - new options for compression tuining (e.g. `--brute')
  - support for bootable Linux kernels ("vmlinuz/386")
  - direct Linux ELF-to-memory decompression ("linux/elf386") and
    shell-to-memory decompression ("linux/sh386")
  - support for playstation exes ("ps1/exe")
  - lots of new bugs ;-) take care