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Post by ckit » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:29 am

WinRAR 3.60 beta 6 is out!

Download: http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar36b6.exe
Homepage: http://www.rarlab.com/

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Post by LaBero » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:50 am

7-zip 4.42 is out!

The main features of 7-Zip:

* High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression
* 7-Zip is free software distributed under the GNU LGPL
* Supported formats:
o Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
o Unpacking only: RAR, CAB, ISO, ARJ, LZH, CHM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB and NSIS
* For ZIP and GZIP formats 7-Zip provides compression ratio that is 2-10 % better than ratio provided by PKZip and WinZip
* Self-extracting capability for 7z format
* Integration with Windows Shell
* Powerful File Manager
* Powerful command line version
* Plugin for FAR Manager
* Localizations for 63 languages


Download: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/seve ... e?download
Dowload (x64): http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/seve ... i?download
Homepage: http://www.7-zip.org/

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Post by ckit » Thu Jul 13, 2006 2:17 pm

WinRAR 3.60 beta 7 has been Released.

Version 3.60 beta 7

1. Stack overflow vulnerability has been corrected in WinRAR module
processing LZH archives. We thank Ryan Smith, www.hustlelabs.com,
for reporting this problem.

Download: http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar36b7.exe
Homepage: http://www.rarlab.com/

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Post by ckit » Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:13 am

WinRAR 3.60 beta 8 has been Released.

Version 3.60 beta 8

1. Stack overflow vulnerability has been corrected in SFX module.

Download: http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar36b8.exe
Homepage: http://www.rarlab.com/

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Compress

Post by DOS386 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:56 pm

I vote for 7-ZIP. :idea:

Other compression programs: :)

(small but useful nevertheless)

- KZIP (create smaller ZIP's than PKZIP or any other ZIP program)

- PNGOUT (compresses PNG's better than XNview)
Last edited by DOS386 on Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
There is indeed no WinZIP under my rock.

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Post by ckit » Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:53 pm

NTOSKRNL_VXE, I don't like your tone.
Not that it's any of your business but I purchased my WinRAR license in 2004 for my birthday!

Also, WinRAR 3.51 non-upgradable license was recently given away free to anyone who signed up for the WinRAR newsletter.

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Same for me

Post by Clo » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:20 am

—> ckit

:) Hi C. !

• Same for me, I don't like such a style in a forum… But indeed you and I are not Mods (at least here for me). :wink:
Also, WinRAR 3.51 non-upgradable license was recently given away free to anyone who signed up for the WinRAR newsletter.
• Right ! A bit laborious, but I got one ! :D

:mrgreen: Kind regards,
Claude
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Old user ON SELECTIVE STRIKE till further notice

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Post by ckit » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:07 am

WinRAR 3.60 final has been Released.

1. Multithreaded version of RAR compression algorithm improves
the compression speed on computers with several CPU,
dual core CPU and processors with hyperthreading technology.
Multithreading is enabled by default, but you can disable it
in "General" part of "Settings" dialog.

In the command line mode you can control multithreading with
-mt switch.

2. WinRAR can display the folder tree panel allowing to navigate
in disk and archive folders. Use "Options/Folder tree" submenu
to enable the folder tree. It can be configured separately
in file and archive management modes.

Folder tree replaces "Browse for folder" command previously
available in "File" menu and uses its Ctrl+T keyboard shortcut.

3. Now WinRAR "Rename" command also works with ZIP archives.
Previous versions could rename files only in RAR archives.

4. Added decompression of LZH archives created with "-lh7-" algorithm.

5. New "Remove duplicate folders from extraction path" option
in "Settings/Compression" dialog.

If this option is on and you unpack an archive which root folder
has no files and only one 'somename' folder and if destination
folder is new or empty and also ends with '/somename', WinRAR
will exclude one 'somename' from resulting 'somename/somename' path.

6. New "Define volume sizes..." button in "Settings/Compression".
This button activates "Define volume sizes" dialog. Here you
can customize the list of predefined volume sizes associated
with "Split to volumes, bytes" field in archiving dialog.

7. Speed of RAR general compression increased for some data types.
Depending on data type and size the gain may achieve 5 - 15%.

8. New "Rename automatically" option in the extraction dialog
and command line -or switch to rename extracted files automatically
if file with the same name already exists. You can also enable
the auto-renaming mode directly from the overwrite confirmation
prompt with "Rename All" button.

Renamed files will get names like 'filename(N).txt',
where 'filename.txt' is the original file name and 'N' is a number.

9. "Set modification time" option in "Advanced" part of extraction
dialog is accessible also for ZIP archives. Previously it could be
changed only for RAR archives.

10. "Multithreading" option added to "Benchmark and hardware test"
command, so you can compare performance of usual and multithreaded
versions of RAR compression algorithm.

11. New 'ch' (change archive parameters) command line mode command.
Its purpose is to apply switches like -av, -tl and -cl to archive.

12. New 'cv' command line mode command. It provides the command line
interface to WinRAR "Convert archives" command. It is supported
only by winrar.exe, not by rar.exe.

13. New command line -sl and -sm switches to set size
limits of processing files.

14. New command line -fcu[file] switch allows to read archive
comments from Unicode files. It also modifies behavior
of "cw" command, setting the comment output format to Unicode.

15. 7Z added to list of formats stored without compression
when using -ms switch without a parameter.

16. Switch -e[+] is now supported by most of command line
operations including extracting and deleting files. Previously
it was supported by only archiving command.

17. It is allowed to use environment variables in archive name
in archiving dialog, in destination path in extraction dialog,
in folder names on "Compression" and "Paths" pages in WinRAR
settings. For example, you can enter '%temp%' in "Folder for
temporary files" field.


Download: http://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
Homepage: http://www.rarlab.com/

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Post by ckit » Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:18 am

WinRAR 3.61 has been Released.

1. Corrected a bug in multithreaded text compression module,
which under some circumstances might result in corrupt archived data.

This bug was present only in multithreaded mode and only
in WinRAR 3.60. RAR versions for other platforms are not affected.

2. Resolved a compatibility issue preventing WinRAR 3.60 to run
in Windows 95.


Download: http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar361.exe
Homepage: http://www.rarlab.com/

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Re: Compress

Post by Trailblazer » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:17 pm

NTOSKRNL_VXE wrote:I vote for 7-ZIP. :idea:

Other compression programs: :)

(small but useful nevertheless)

- KZIP (create smaller ZIP's than PKZIP or any other ZIP program)

- PNGOUT (compresses PNG's better than XNview)
Image compression?

We did some tests right here. The best program was Uwe Herklotz UHIC.

http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php? ... m_id=45797

I use four different compression appz all the time, 7zip, Winrar, WinUharc and Total Commanders built in PKzip.
"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

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JPG is lossy ?

Post by DOS386 » Sat Nov 11, 2006 1:21 am

The best program was Uwe Herklotz UHIC.
Unfortunately, this "UHIC" does not even have an official download page.

What this long trolling discussion shows is that you should not create a JPG,
drop the original BMP and publish the JPG, then uncompress this back
to a BMP, publish this BMP and ... finally try to compress it ...

This results in huge files and horrible quality :evil:
Total Commanders built in PKzip.
This "PKzip" is not very good, just an ordinary ZIP, faster than the
stronger ZIP compressors in (optionally) 7-zip and KZIP.
There is indeed no WinZIP under my rock.

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Post by ckit » Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:43 am

WinRAR 3.62 has been Released!

1. Bugs fixed:

a) stack overflow vulnerability has been corrected in WinRAR module
processing 7-Zip archives;

a) WinRAR GZip module could set a wrong file date when unpacking
GZip archives.

Download: http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar362.exe
Homepage: http://www.rarlab.com/
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Post by ckit » Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:59 am

New WinRAR themes
WinRAR Vista Ultimate, AquaWorld, Medieval

My fav is Vista Ultimate :)
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Re: JPG is lossy ?

Post by The Swede » Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:41 pm

NTOSKRNL_VXE wrote:
The best program was Uwe Herklotz UHIC.
Unfortunately, this "UHIC" does not even have an official download page.
You can download it right here.

ftp://ftp.elf.stuba.sk/pub/pc/pack/uhic20.zip
What this long trolling discussion shows is that you should not create a JPG,
drop the original BMP and publish the JPG, then uncompress this back
to a BMP, publish this BMP and ... finally try to compress it ...

This results in huge files and horrible quality :evil:
Total Commanders built in PKzip.
This "PKzip" is not very good, just an ordinary ZIP, faster than the
stronger ZIP compressors in (optionally) 7-zip and KZIP.
The point is not that it's good, the point is that you use Total Commander to compress. It's much better and easier then anything else you could possible use, belive me. Winzip and that kind of stuff looks clumsy besides Total Commander. And besides that, the built zip works well. Zip is not the right format anyway to use if you want compression ratio. When i use zip i want it to work fast, many times i don't use any compression at all because i just want to store lots of small files.
"Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination."

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Post by ckit » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:44 am

WinRAR 3.70 beta 1 has been Released!

Changes Log:

1. Numerous Windows Vista compatibility changes:

a) help format changed from old HLP to newer HTML based CHM;

b) GUI self-extracting modules attempt to request for
administrator permissions if they cannot create destination
folder under current user account;

c) Log file rar.log and WinRAR theme files are stored
in %APPDATA%\WinRAR folder instead of WinRAR program files folder.

Exported settings file settings.reg is also stored
in %APPDATA%\WinRAR folder by default, but it is possible to
select another folder in "Save WinRAR settings" and "Load WinRAR
settings" dialogs.

WinRAR searches for registration key and settings.reg
both in its program files folder and in %APPDATA%\WinRAR;

d) Vista compatibility changes in WinRAR shell integration.

2. Added support for ISO 13346 (UDF) file format. This format
is frequently used in ISO images of DVD disks.

3. Added Unicode support for ISO 9660 files, so WinRAR should
handle non-English file names in .iso files better.

4. Design changes in window displaying archiving and extraction
progress:

a) it provides more space for file names, allowing lengthy names;

b) it displays the current archive name in separate line,
allowing much longer archive names than before;

c) when archiving, it displays the current comression ratio
in separate line;

d) it can use both standard Windows and classic WinRAR progress bars.
Turn on "Windows progress bars" option in WinRAR "Settings/General"
dialog to use standard progress bars. By default this option is
on if some Windows visual style is active and off if Windows Classic
theme is selected.

Windows progress bars are two color only, so they do not indicate
the current compression ratio. But now the ratio is displayed
in separate line;

e) "Mode..." button moved to bottom of window.

5. GUI self-extracting modules support following command line
switches:

-d set the destination path
-p specify a password
-s silent mode, hide all
-s1 same as -s
-s2 silent mode, hide start dialog
-sp specify parameters for setup program

6. GUI self-extracting modules do not pass the entire command line
to setup program like they did in previous versions.
If you need to get access to entire command line of SFX archive,
parse sfxcmd environment variable which contains this command line.

7. New switch -sc[objects] allowing to select character
sets for archive comments and list files. It replaces -fcu switch
introduced in RAR 3.60, which was removed from list of supported
switches. Now you need to specify -scuc instead of -fcu to use
Unicode comments. Unlike -fcu, -sc also supports OEM and ANSI charset.

8. New "Save archive copy as..." command in "File" menu.
This command may be useful if you opened an archive from Internet
directly in WinRAR and then decided to save it on local disk.

9. "Word wrap" command added to "View" menu of WinRAR internal viewer,
so you can change the wrapping mode of already opened viewer window.

State of this option is not stored between viewing sessions.
If you need to change the default word wrap mode, use WinRAR
"Settings/Viewer" dialog.

10. Buttons "Up" and "Down" added to "Organize profiles" dialog.
Using these buttons you can change position of selected profile
in the list.

11. Operation progress is displayed when adding the recovery record.

12. If WinRAR is minimized to tray and mouse is over its icon,
WinRAR diplays a message about the current operation progress.
In previous versions it included only percent done, now it also
contains the time left information.

13. Console RAR displays "Calculating the control sum" message
when calculating CRC32 control sum for newly created RAR volume.
Previous versions also calculated the volume control sum,
but did it silently.

14. Archives history list in "File" menu allows Unicode names,
providing more reliable support for non-English archive names.

15. Stack overflow vulnerability has been corrected in password
processing module of console RAR and UnRAR. GUI WinRAR is not
affected. We are thankful to the iDEFENSE LABS for reporting this bug.

Download: http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar37b1.exe
Homepage: http://www.rarlab.com/
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