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    What's new:
    + TIFF compression (both IBM PC and Macintosh TIFF files)
    + Some GUI improvements, featuring Drag-and-Drop

    2LovePimple:
    Now PIM stores the source folder's name.

    Enjoy!


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    What's new:
    + TIFF compression (both IBM PC and Macintosh TIFF files)
    + Some GUI improvements, featuring Drag-and-Drop


    Thanks Ilia!

    2LovePimple:
    Now PIM stores the source folder's name.


    Thank You!

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    AWESOME!!!

    How about adding SFX feature next?

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    Please!

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    Well, about the future. Next version will be 1.10 - estimated release date - September. Also I must see the compression results (MFC/Squeeze Chart) to understand what kind of improvements preferred. Now I'm collecting ideas for future improvements... But:
    + I'll keep such simple GUI
    + Generally speaking, compression will be about the same. It's due to the main engine will be untouched - to keep full compatibility. But, with new file-types support and better filter configuration (data analysis) we can expect another compression gain keeping full compatibility with previous versions. Example: PIM 1.06 can compress TIFF files, 1.05 beta can't, and since all versions cross-compatible you can extract archive created with 1.06 with 1.05 beta... etc.
    About SFX. The compression format allows to create SFX archives - I specially keep room for this feature while developing the compression technology. I think in next versions or eventually I'll add this feature. Also, I think, first I'll add support for openning SFX files with PIM as usual archives. Plus, first SFX stubs will be console executables. Anyway, lets wait and see...


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    About SFX. The compression format allows to create SFX archives - I specially keep room for this feature while developing the compression technology. I think in next versions or eventually I'll add this feature.

    That's FANTASTIC news!!!

    Thank You!

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    But, with new file-types support and better filter configuration (data analysis) we can expect another compression gain keeping full compatibility with previous versions. Example: PIM 1.06 can compress TIFF files, 1.05 beta can't, and since all versions cross-compatible you can extract archive created with 1.06 with 1.05 beta... etc.

    Will powerful JPEG compression (similar to Stuffit & PAQ be added in future releases?

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    Will powerful JPEG compression (similar to Stuffit & PAQ be added in future releases?

    At least it is possible. In addition, PAQ8 is open-source and I can look into its sources and write something similar but adopted to the baseline engine. Anyway, I'll keep this idea...


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    Encode, I like your forum and moderation-style, but
    don't you think there are too much topics?
    Wouldn't it better to keep one topic for each program/idea/fact and so?

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    Well, read the title - 'Forum/Blogs'. That means, I'm keeping this forum in Blog-style - for each new release - new topic, etc. I think such layout is more useful - no need to search inside topic with 300 or more posts...


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    News about PIM. Looks like the new release is done, now it's at tetsing stage. Okay, new feature list:
    + Now you can extract specified file(s) from archive [!]
    + Two different file views - List view/Details
    + Lots of improvements inside - reconstructed source code, optimizations, new error checkings, etc.


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    Looks like this is going to be a powerhouse!

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    All right! PIM now at download.com!

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    Thanks Ilia!

    You forgot to update the text on the main page. It still says "Latest version: 1.06" under "Download".

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    You forgot to update the text on the main page. It still says "Latest version: 1.06" under "Download".

    Well, the latest version is still 1.06! Like I said, 1.10 was written but stays under testing - since too many new things included and I'm just ensuring PIM's stability. In the past, was planned include additional archive support (GZIP or ZIP) but I delay this feature for better stability of the main archive format. (Note I'm planning to add extract only support for ZIP, JAR, EAZ, LHA, GZIP, BZIP2)
    Anyway, release date of PIM 1.10: 3rd September - i.e. today testing and probably some small changes, tomorrow just testing without any changes and at morning of 3rd September this version will be released. Also note, new version of PIM at download.com will be released with 2-weeks delay - it's due to FREE subscription.

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