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Thread: PIM - did you plan to open source console version of pim ?

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    Did you plan to open source console version of pim ?
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    Not just unarchiver - but a complete archive/unarchiver without gui part,
    for using under other os without such tools as "wine".
    License type is no matter .

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    It's hard to say. This summer I had many spare time and I want to spend it on the GUI version only. Thus I want to release stable (non-beta) version of PIM v2 this August/September.

    Many, many things already in TODO list like PIM SDK, unpim.dll, documentation, etc...

    So anyways, later, if I will have some spare time I will release an Open Source CLI version (mainly for *nix users).

    But currently PIM v2 just launched...


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    It is good!
    May be better to use info-zip's zip/unzip as skeleton for archiver - just change modules, which response for compression ?
    Of course, i can use afio with "file-to-file"-style compressor:
    http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/sys...p/afio-2.5.lsm
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    хотя в случае использования zip/cpio будет геморрой с кодировками - но это ,вероятно, проще сделать, чем у p7zip ?

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    PIM uses custom ZIP file handling which is better than say InfoZip. It has some advanced features like reading corrupted/partially downloaded ZIP archives and advanced extraction support for Deflate64 (having said that InfoZip supports it too), DCL Implode and BZIP2 (these are not supported by InfoZip). But the baddest thing about InfoZip is it's source code. These guys are crazy for #define directives. As a result it's very hard to read. So, for me it is simpler to write a new program from scratch.

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    soft links,unix_style_attributes must be supported in console version for nix-like for successful spreading in linux/bsd/*nix
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    info-zip's zip support it (even VMS and other), and there is no need for
    DCLimplode/BZIP2/PPMd support in zip , while they are not wide spreaded in ports for other systems - because, IMHO, for windows only archivers/compressors it is not to hard to find more native/efficient compressors/archivers - cab/rar/7zip/pim ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by encode
    for me it is simpler to write a new program from scratch.
    Did you see and 3rd-party patches for info-zips zip,which are replaced Deflate with LZO or BZip2 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by qqwertyy
    Did you see and 3rd-party patches for info-zips zip,which are replaced Deflate with LZO or BZip2 ?
    I dont.

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    p7zip and in future freearc are archivers which may be used as "shells" around any compression engines. at least freearc was written exactly with this purpose and already includes 10 algorithms

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    Hello everyone,

    @Bulat:
    do you want to tell us something?!
    Have some changes taken place recently?
    We are secret here, tell us anything you like...

    Best regards!

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    i mean that anyone can add new compression algorithms to p7zip or freearc. their sources are open

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