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    Hello everyone!

    I announce a brand new file compressor named rant. Estimated release date: Jan 2007. This new compressor is just replacement for the TC 5.2. I think, better if I'll release a new version of TC 5.1 (dev6 + flexible parsing) and after that keep TC untouched. New Year = new project.


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    With *MUCH* higher compression ratio?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovePimple
    With *MUCH* higher compression ratio?
    No, with *MUCH* higher decompression speed.


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    what means rant?

    rand voll?

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    Well, this name is from my old favorite game – "Redline. Gang Warfare 2066". Rant – is the big boss of the whole game. Secondly, this word can be separated into R and ANT. Look at my last name – Muraviev is from Russian word muravei – i.e. ant, so my last name can be translated to English as Ants. Finally, you can look at this name from American point of view – i.e. name is just name and means nothing. If this word has hidden meaning or it is a slang, let me know.


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    So, actually (hope that the browser will display it correctly) your name in azbuka is Иля Муравев?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Fox
    So, actually (hope that the browser will display it correctly) your name in azbuka is Иля Муравев?
    Илья Муравьев - i.e. the same but with "ь" (myahkiy znak) letter. This letter cannot be translated to the English.


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    From English Dictionary...

    rant

    v. rant·ed, rant·ing, rants
    v.intr.
    To speak or write in a angry or violent manner; rave.

    v.tr.
    To utter or express with violence or extravagance: a dictator who ranted his vitriol onto a captive audience.

    n.
    1. Violent or extravagant speech or writing.

    2. A speech or piece of writing that incites anger or violence: "The vast majority [of teenagers logged onto the Internet] did not encounter recipes for pipe bombs or deranged rants about white supremacy" Daniel Okrent.

    3. Chiefly British Wild or uproarious merriment.

    -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------

    [Probably from obsolete Dutch ranten.]

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    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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    The crazy name, indeed! I need just a new brand or compression method name. I think, it is better than just LZ?. Also, check out the algo names from the StuffIt SDK:
    LZ-Arithmetic: Darkhorse
    Blocksort—BWT: Cyanide
    PPM-: Brimstone
    And so on...


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    Quote Originally Posted by encode
    Илья Муравьев - i.e. the same but with "ь" (myahkiy znak) letter. This letter cannot be translated to the English.
    Yup, but Im Czech and have some very basic knowledge of Russian, so I know how it affects the pronunciation

    LovePimple: Nice

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    Happy new year to you and the readers of your forum/blog.

    About the name 'Rant':
    1) A 'rant' is a tirade, 'a piece of ranting' is empty turgid (swollen) talk.
    The word 'Rant' as an English verb means 2) 'to utter bombastic language',
    to the point of bragging or 'talking through ones hat' (preach endlessly and
    noisily) or 3) 'declaim, recite theatrically in a primitive way.
    A 'ranter' is a 'loud-mouth'.
    (source Oxford dictionary and others).
    Conclusion: as a public name in English the name 'rant' has no positive meaning.

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    Well, I also have alternative name for the compressor:

    quad
    quad compressor
    quad compression

    In fact, many LZ compressors have similar names:
    QUARK
    QUANTUM


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    Looks fine to me!

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    Some testing results:

    test file: PariahInterface.utx - a texture from the WarPath game.

    QUAD 1.01a: 5,610,911 bytes
    WinRAR 3.51, Best: 6,168,488 bytes
    PKZIP 2.50, -max: 8,182,951 bytes
    Original: 24,375,895 bytes


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    Looks good so far!

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