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    Phoronix: 7-Zip 21.02 Alpha Released With Sources, More Linux Improvements

    Earlier this year with v21.02 Alpha, 7-Zip added initial Linux support upstream at long last. Out this week is now version 21.02 alpha that continues to refine the Linux support while also now punctually publishing the source code too...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...ip-21.02-Alpha

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    Seriously this guy still using sourcefoge?

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    • #3
      I miss the xpk libraries from the good old Amiga days. Back then programs just had to support the xpk library and compression algorithms was written as plugins for the library itself. This meant you could use your favourite tool and it magically worked with any (de)compression algorithm there was a plugin for... Those where the days.


      http://www.dirtcellar.net

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      • #4
        Originally posted by waxhead View Post
        I miss the xpk libraries from the good old Amiga days. Back then programs just had to support the xpk library and compression algorithms was written as plugins for the library itself. This meant you could use your favourite tool and it magically worked with any (de)compression algorithm there was a plugin for... Those where the days.
        systemd-compress incoming. 3, 2, 1...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bug77 View Post

          systemd-compress incoming. 3, 2, 1...
          I actually think systemd solves more problems than it created. I mean get the heck away from my home directory, but systemd-compress , or perhaps even systemd-endec would make sense which provide a single API that could allow loading of all kind of image formats, compression formats, etc... somewhat like the Amiga datatypes

          http://www.dirtcellar.net

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          • #6
            Originally posted by waxhead View Post
            I miss the xpk libraries from the good old Amiga days. Back then programs just had to support the xpk library and compression algorithms was written as plugins for the library itself. This meant you could use your favourite tool and it magically worked with any (de)compression algorithm there was a plugin for... Those where the days.
            That's still the case on modern Amigas. AmigaOS 4 still supports all of that and the upcoming AmigaOS 5 will too.

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            • #7
              taking linux mint in consideration (and this is probably hosted upstream in ubuntu or even upperstream in debian) we have file-roller acting as a gui for various compression libraries (afaik designed as standardized plugins)

              there is likely nothing preventing 7zip code from being forked and hammered into proper shape to act as such a plugin, and/or other compression GUIs from using the same plugins

              what would make this awesome is the 7zip devs adopting this modularized architecture themselves instead of keeping their compression code tied to their GUI and wasting other people's time to maintain a timely updated fork

              lets hope they see the value in that instead of a threat to "their" thing... by the way, what's the license they used now?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by marlock View Post
                lets hope they see the value in that instead of a threat to "their" thing... by the way, what's the license they used now?
                LGPL and unRAR.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bug77 View Post

                  systemd-compress incoming. 3, 2, 1...
                  systemd-swap handles compression

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mario Junior View Post
                    Seriously this guy still using sourcefoge?
                    What's wrong with Sourceforge? Isn't it owned by the slashdot company?

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