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Author Topic: 7-zip updated to 16.04  (Read 785 times)

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7-zip updated to 16.04
« on: October 05, 2016, 08:10:05 AM »
7-zip stable for Windows updated to 16.04.

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Re: 7-zip updated to 16.04
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 11:47:15 AM »
Why is this noteworthy?


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Re: 7-zip updated to 16.04
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 11:58:42 PM »
Well, it doesn't seem noteworthy, given the recent history of changes (see below), but then one never knows how significant those fixes/changes might have been for some users (including oneself). Generally any incremental bugfix or improvement is probably welcome in an archiving tool - given its relative importance in the software armoury. I had v16.03 and as a precautionary approach have just updated to v16.04 anyway, after reading this thread - I use the RAR functionality and also do some work under Vista - so, thanks for the heads-up @MilesAhead.

HISTORY of the 7-Zip
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16.04          2016-10-04
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- The bug was fixed: 7-Zip 16.03 exe installer under Vista didn't create
  links in Start / Programs menu.
- Some bugs were fixed in RAR code.

16.03          2016-09-28
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- Installer and SFX modules now use some protection against DLL preloading attack.
- Some bugs were fixed in 7z, NSIS, SquashFS, RAR5 and another code.

16.02          2016-05-21
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- 7-Zip now can extract multivolume ZIP archives (z01, z02, ... , zip).
- Some bugs were fixed.

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Re: 7-zip updated to 16.04
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 02:59:29 PM »
Why is this noteworthy?
The update to 16.03 was quite recent and this may have flown under the radar.  Not to invoke DefCon 5 or anything.  :)  I know a lot of people prefer 7-zip especially on DC so I mentioned it.  :)

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Re: 7-zip updated to 16.04
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2016, 03:07:30 PM »
I just checked and I was still on v9.x. I guess it's been a while since I updated it. :)


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Re: 7-zip updated to 16.04
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2016, 09:38:54 AM »
I just checked and I was still on v9.x. I guess it's been a while since I updated it. :)

It is probably not all that different.  A new version of WinRar came out where the compression algorithm was updated.  I still use the old one because you can blend in 10% error correction in the .rar file without any big suffering.  But I guess the 3rd party decompression tools have to update if they want to support the new format.

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Re: 7-zip updated to 16.04
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2016, 05:11:35 PM »
yes, it went from 4 to 9 to 15.

http://www.7-zip.org/history.txt

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Re: 7-zip updated to 16.04
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2016, 06:02:42 PM »
yes, it went from 4 to 9 to 15.

http://www.7-zip.org/history.txt

Looks like the version number is now based on the year.


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Re: 7-zip updated to 16.04
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2016, 12:29:08 PM »
yes, it went from 4 to 9 to 15.

http://www.7-zip.org/history.txt

Looks like the version number is now based on the year.

Look at Windows 98 "upgrading" all the way to Windows 10.  I guess with some things like the old KLH Stereo Systems, the lower model number was higher quality.  By that definition I guess Windows 1.0 was the best of the bunch.  :)

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Re: 7-zip updated to 16.04
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2016, 05:19:09 PM »
Though 7-Zip has some good functionality - which helps to make it rather flexible in use - it doesn't seem to have an option to check for the latest version or offer to update to the latest version. That sort of check seems to be ubiquitous (well, in most software).
I wonder if it is a deliberate omission? I think it must be.