Welcome Guest.   Make a donation to an author on the site April 24, 2014, 06:11:20 AM  *

Please login or register.
Or did you miss your validation email?


Login with username and password (forgot your password?)
Why not become a lifetime supporting member of the site with a one-time donation of any amount? Your donation entitles you to a ton of additional benefits, including access to exclusive discounts and downloads, the ability to enter monthly free software drawings, and a single non-expiring license key for all of our programs.


You must sign up here before you can post and access some areas of the site. Registration is totally free and confidential.
 
Check out and download the GOE 2007 Freeware Challenge productivity tools.
   
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
Author Topic: Comments from osnews.com post about the review  (Read 5079 times)
mouser
First Author
Administrator
*****
Posts: 32,699



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« on: September 08, 2005, 03:40:45 AM »

some interesting comments about the review from an osnews.com post:
http://www.osnews.com/comment.php?news_id=11775

lots of people seem to like izarc (http://www.izarc.org/)

someone else mentioned UltimateZip and lamented it not being in review: http://www.ultimatezip.com/


« Last Edit: September 08, 2005, 03:44:51 AM by mouser » Logged
Matteo
Charter Honorary Member
***
Posts: 6

View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2005, 02:19:00 PM »

Don't worry about what other website say about your review: it is a good article, but it could be even better.
I have some suggestion for an eventual "Take 2" of your article.

1 - When testing archivers, be sure to use the same compression format on any software: in fact, WinRAR, 7-zip, ZipGenius and any other archiver, all have different compression engines that handle almost the same compression formats, but they all have different performances. A test based on ZIP compression and files extraction would be reliable, only because ZIP is handled by all compression utilities.

2 - Write a separated section about which format compresses better among 7-zip, rar, zip and ace; also you should point out that while RARlab doesn't allow third parties developer to make archivers that can compress to RAR, 7-zip is open source and anybody may write a compression software based on this compression format, that will offer rar-like performances, if properly used.

cheesy
Logged
mouser
First Author
Administrator
*****
Posts: 32,699



see users location on a map View Profile WWW Read user's biography. Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2005, 02:26:48 PM »

good suggestions.

and from a programmer's perspective, rar is unacceptable for use in code because of licensing.  i'd much rather use zip or 7-zip.  though im told from another programmer that the 7-zip sdk is a mess.  but there are lots of friendly zip libraries so its only a matter of time for 7-zip.
Logged
Matteo
Charter Honorary Member
***
Posts: 6

View Profile Give some DonationCredits to this forum member
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2005, 07:12:07 AM »

That's true: 7-zip SDK is a real mess and it is only available for C++ language. But in ZipGenius is coded with Delphi, so how I did that? That's simple to explain: ZipGenius compresses files to 7-zip using the 7za.exe module (Igor Pavlov has authorized me to distribute it - proper copyright is specified Wink ), which is the original 7-zip standalone application for console usage, while files extraction has been achieved by using the C.a.k.e. VCL made by... Joseph Leung, QuickZip's developer tongue
Unfortunately, there is no native Delphi VCL but having one would solve many performance issues. Any volunteer to translate the SDK? Wink
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Reply  |  New Topic  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
   Forum Home   Thread Marks Chat! Downloads Search Login Register  

DonationCoder.com | About Us
DonationCoder.com Forum | Powered by SMF
[ Page time: 0.143s | Server load: 0.04 ]