|| ||Giorgio Tani <giorgiotani-AT-interfree.it>|
|| ||kde-announce-apps <kde-announce-apps-AT-kde.org>|
|| ||PeaZip 1.7|
|| ||Mon, 14 May 2007 09:37:13 +0200|
PeaZip is an OS-portable file archiver, released
under LGPL for Windows and Linux (Linux version
requires libgdk_pixbuf library).
It supports it's native PEA archive format
(featuring compression, splitting and flexible
authenticated encryption and integrity check
schemes) and other mainstream formats, with
especial focus on handling open formats:
Full support: 7Z, 7Z-sfx, BZip2, GZip/TGZ, PAQ8F,
PAQ8JD, PEA, QUAD, split (.001), TAR, ZIP;
Browse/extract support: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB,
ISO, Java archives (JAR, EAR, WAR), LHA, LZH, NSIS
installers, Open Office file types, PAK/PK3/PK4,
PET/PUP, RAR, RPM, Z;
Compress only: strip/UPX for executables.
NOTE: download links bring you to SourceForge's
download page, containing most up to date
available download packages.
PeaZip's UI aims giving aid to the user to:
edit, save and restore layout of archives;
save job definition, to be used in scripts or for
have a detailed job log after each operation.
Browsing and selective partial extraction and
listing of 7z-supported archives is implemented
with a navigational browser (featuring also an
optional flat mode) and an advanced filtering
mechanism allowing multiple inclusion and
PeaZip's most used functions are also available,
in Windows installable version, from "SendTo"
menu, allowing to: send files to .7z, .pea and
.zip archives, encrypt multiple files and folders
(.pea encrypted archive, with optional two factor
authentication), split files, extract, list or
test multiple archives (even of different types)
This release introduces several small updates and
fixes. New features includes keyboard shortcuts
for "create archive" and "browse archive"
interfaces, quick access to "archive and send by
mail" functions (requires compatible mail client)
and, most notably, the introduction of new options
to save archive browser's settings and to very
flexibly define output paths for compression and
Windows users now can access some of the program's
functions from context menu (alongside the entries
in SendTo menu); Linux users can benefit from UPX
compression of gwrap and pea binaries, which saves
about 4 MB of space against the previous release.
- PeaZip icons 1
Multi resolution icons for Linux (RGB + alpha PNG)
and Windows (RGB + alpha ico for Vista and XP and
256 bit ico for legacy Windows systems)
This update introduces many usability and
functionality updates suggested by users, as well
updates in the look and feel of the application,
including new multiple resolution icons.
Notably, the Windows installer was extensively
rewritten, allowing better control of file
associations and SendTo entries.
Job's graphic wrapper now features progress bar
and stop button. Password related fields are now
better placed and password text can be hidden
(requiring password confirmation) or shown;
missing password is automatically asked when
extracting an encrypted archive.
Quick functions were created to add each input
object to a separate zip or 7z archive from
Updated PAQ frontend and added support to PAQ8L;
Updated QUAD frontend and replaced QUAD 1.07 with
Fixed bug of dynamic update of comboboxes in Linux
version: now also in Linux is possible to choose
fine grained compression options for 7z supported
Recompiled PeaZip and Pea using W.E.'s
FreeDesktop_integration folder, featured in all
Linux versions, contains .desktop files and simple
instructions to integrate PeaZip with FreeDesktop
compliant desktop environments, like KDE and
Added support to QUAD compressor, Strip/UPX
compression for binaries, introduced optional
pre-archiving in TAR format, various UI
- PeaZip KDE integration package 0.1
This package contains .desktop files and
instructions to apply it to a generic Linux system
with KDE to provide Start Menu and Konqueror
Service Menu integration to PeaZip.
This update introduces various mixed improvements
over the previous version; most notably it's now
posible to add/update or delete objects into
archive types supported through 7z binary.
PAQ8F and PAQ8JD support is added: it's now
possible to create, browse (flat view) and extract
PAQ archives, bringing the benefit of the awesome
PAQ's compression ratio in the easy to use PeaZip
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