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reactux
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ReactOS nighty builds

Post by reactux » Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:52 am

you seems to use RAR instead of tar.bz2
i think that's because it takes less space
it is also less compatible(rely on freeware,compatible linux but people need to install rar)

you have another archiver,i think that isn't compatible with windows or bzip2 but that takes even less space:rzip

-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 51M Apr 17 23:11 livecd-21639-rel.iso
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 2.0M Apr 20 00:39 livecd-21639-rel.iso.rz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15M Apr 20 00:54 livecd-21639-rel.iso.tar.bz2
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9.5M Apr 20 00:26 livecd-21639-rel.rar
more details:
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 52600832 Apr 17 23:11 livecd-21639-rel.iso
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 2020813 Apr 20 00:39 livecd-21639-rel.iso.rz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 14731112 Apr 20 00:54 livecd-21639-rel.iso.tar.bz2
-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9873272 Apr 20 00:26 livecd-21639-rel.rar

i modified the usernames and group to root

Matthias
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Post by Matthias » Thu Apr 20, 2006 5:09 pm

Unrar for Linux is open source, i don't see a problem with that. The problem is that most windows people have never heard of bzip2 and won't be able to unpack it. With rzip it'd be even worse, so there's absolutely no point in using it just to save a few bytes.

reactux
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Post by reactux » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:59 pm

Matthias wrote:Unrar for Linux is open source, i don't see a problem with that. The problem is that most windows people have never heard of bzip2 and won't be able to unpack it. With rzip it'd be even worse, so there's absolutely no point in using it just to save a few bytes.
ok forget this sugestion
by the way:
-winrar is a freeware with sources
-bz2 can be decompressed with winrar
-rar isn't included in all distributions because it's a freeware but an open-source version is in developement

drwook
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Post by drwook » Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:46 pm

The source code of unRAR utility is freeware. This means:

1. All copyrights to RAR and the utility unRAR are exclusively
owned by the author - Eugene Roshal.

2. The unRAR sources may be used in any software to handle RAR
archives without limitations free of charge, but cannot be used
to re-create the RAR compression algorithm, which is proprietary.
Distribution of modified unRAR sources in separate form or as a
part of other software is permitted, provided that it is clearly
stated in the documentation and source comments that the code may
not be used to develop a RAR (WinRAR) compatible archiver.

3. The unRAR utility may be freely distributed, provided the
distribution package is not modified. No person or company
may charge a fee for the distribution of unRAR without written
permission from the copyright holder.

4. THE RAR ARCHIVER AND THE UNRAR UTILITY ARE DISTRIBUTED "AS IS".
NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. YOU USE AT
YOUR OWN RISK. THE AUTHOR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DATA LOSS,
DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS OR ANY OTHER KIND OF LOSS WHILE USING
OR MISUSING THIS SOFTWARE.

5. Installing and using the unRAR utility signifies acceptance of
these terms and conditions of the license.

6. If you don't agree with terms of the license you must remove
unRAR files from your storage devices and cease to use the
utility.
Well, strangely restricted to tell me I can't use the source to build a compressor... Maybe technically open source but I doubt the OSI would agree, RMS certainly wouldn't ;) Also nicely prevents its incorporation in any GPL licenced software due to that restriction...

reactux
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Post by reactux » Sat Apr 22, 2006 6:16 pm

Well, strangely restricted to tell me I can't use the source to build a compressor... Maybe technically open source but I doubt the OSI would agree, RMS certainly wouldn't ;) Also nicely prevents its incorporation in any GPL licenced software due to that restriction...
this is not open-source(at least OSI aprooved)

it is freeware with sources...

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Post by Harteex » Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:21 pm

7-zip is LGPL and it supports unpacking of rar-files.

reactux
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Post by reactux » Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:43 am

Harteex wrote:7-zip is LGPL and it supports unpacking of rar-files.
there is a 0.1 gpl unrar...
interesting...
when i installed rar i tryed the gpl version first then the freeware and then then i installed the GUI
becaause i wasn't able to understand the syntax for the command line...
mabe i'll reinstall the gpl version...

but your 7zip is VERY interesting...

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Post by Matthias » Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:08 am

reactus wrote: when i installed rar i tryed the gpl version first then the freeware and then then i installed the GUI
becaause i wasn't able to understand the syntax for the command line...
How can anybody, i mean anybody, not understand rar's command line syntax??
unrar e foobar.rar
to unpack. Rar also comes with a documentation...

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Post by reactux » Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:20 pm

Matthias wrote:
reactus wrote: when i installed rar i tryed the gpl version first then the freeware and then then i installed the GUI
becaause i wasn't able to understand the syntax for the command line...
How can anybody, i mean anybody, not understand rar's command line syntax??
unrar e foobar.rar
to unpack. Rar also comes with a documentation...
simple...
because i typed

Code: Select all

unrar -e foo.rar
instead of

Code: Select all

unrar e foo.rar
and i had read the manual

x_rayrob28
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Post by x_rayrob28 » Tue May 09, 2006 12:20 am

I've kind of stayed out of discussions in this forum, because most of the people that post here definitely have knowledge that far surpasses my own. When it comes to archiving, and decompression I use and rely on Tugzip http://www.tugzip.com.
It is freeware, not open source, for Windows, and when capable, I plan to use it with ReactOS as my archiving utility. Here's a quote from the website on what it supports. It will create Self-Extracting Archives.
* Supports ZIP, 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH, BZ2, CAB, CPIO, DEB, GCA, GZ, IMP, JAR, LHA (LZH), LIB, RAR, RPM, SQX, TAR, TGZ, TBZ, TAZ, YZ1 and ZOO archives.
* Supports BIN, C2D, IMG, ISO and NRG disc-images.
* Support for external plugins.
* Windows® shell integration, e.g. drag & drop, shell context menu and drop handlers.
* Create 7-ZIP, BH, BZ2, CAB, JAR, LHA (LZH), SQX, TAR, TGZ, YZ1 and ZIP archives.
* Script support which allows you to make automated backups.
* Basic features like: add, extract, delete, rename, run, view, checkout, install, test, comment, SFX, virus-scanning, disk-spanning and much more.
* Repair corrupted ZIP and SQX archives.
* Can extract multiple archives at once using Multi Extract.
* Encrypt archives using 6 different algorithms. Blowfish (128-bit), DES (56-bit), Triple DES (168-bit) and Rijndael (128-bit, 192-bit and 256-bit).
* Create self-extracting encrypted archives.
* Automatic updates using the "Web Update" function.
I use this for my business files constantly. I frequently have to backup my files to remote locations, so that I can have access to them with out relying on a dedicated internet connection. Creating a self-extracting archive, I can put the archive on a thumb drive and just carry it with me where ever I need the files and extract them when needed.

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Post by Coviti » Tue May 09, 2006 3:32 am

I use TugZip too, but I prefer ZipGenius, which is similar in appearance and functionality to WinZip. ZipGenius is free and also supports RAR, and other formats, including ISO CD & DVD images.

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