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Author Topic: Comments from osnews.com post about the review  (Read 5988 times)

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Comments from osnews.com post about the review
« on: September 08, 2005, 03:40:45 AM »
some interesting comments about the review from an osnews.com post:
http://www.osnews.co...nt.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 »

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Re: Comments from osnews.com post about the review
« 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.

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Re: Comments from osnews.com post about the review
« 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.

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Re: Comments from osnews.com post about the review
« 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 ;) ), 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 :P
Unfortunately, there is no native Delphi VCL but having one would solve many performance issues. Any volunteer to translate the SDK? ;)