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Adding PeaZip

Postby mbnoimi on Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:09 pm

I suggest to add PeaZip package to mint repository because default Ubuntu and Debian don't include it.

PeaZip supports ton of archive format and has many features which are not supported by default in most Linux archive softwares (ex. compression ratio)

PeaZip already available as deb package for Gnome & KDE based desktops in this link so I think adding it wouldn't be a big deal. Does it?
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Re: Adding PeaZip

Postby DrHu on Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:21 pm

Apart from zip files, it doesn't offer any more support than the standdard linux archiver provided with mint releases
--and for zip if you wanted 7zip archiver, because you may be used to its methods, there is one 7zip directly avilable on Linux
http://7-zip.org/
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7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check license information here: 7-Zip license.

You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip.
Just one of the options available..
http://www.hecticgeek.com/2013/04/open- ... -archiver/

What about newer archive formats that may becoming more popular, such as..
http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/xz
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Re: Adding PeaZip

Postby DrHu on Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:21 pm

Apart from zip files, it doesn't offer any more support than the standdard linux archiver provided with mint releases
--and for zip if you wanted 7zip archiver, because you may be used to its methods, there is one 7zip directly avilable on Linux
http://7-zip.org/
    License
    7-Zip is open source software. Most of the source code is under the GNU LGPL license. The unRAR code is under a mixed license: GNU LGPL + unRAR restrictions. Check license information here: 7-Zip license.

    You can use 7-Zip on any computer, including a computer in a commercial organization. You don't need to register or pay for 7-Zip.

Just one of the options available..
http://www.hecticgeek.com/2013/04/open- ... -archiver/

What about newer archive formats that may becoming more popular, such as..
http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/xz
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Re: Adding PeaZip

Postby mbnoimi on Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:39 pm

DrHu wrote:Apart from zip files, it doesn't offer any more support than the standdard linux archiver provided with mint releases

Theoretically this is correct but when it comes to some archive formats the user forced to use the terminal while PeaZip already offers GUI this kind of situations.

--and for zip if you wanted 7zip archiver, because you may be used to its methods, there is one 7zip directly avilable on Linux
http://7-zip.org/

Once again 7-zip available in Mint in through the terminal because Ark (for example) doesn't support all available features of 7-zip itself!


Good suggestion but it's very basic and simple while PeaZip supports many of features which are not available in B1 Archiver but don't forget that B1 Archiver isn't open source while PeaZip is!!!
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Re: Adding PeaZip

Postby DrHu on Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:05 pm

OK, I just read that the peazip Gui wasn't so hot..

However, I usually use the GUI archiver(s) if they work
--but I don't object to using a terminal when required, such as when I use apt, instead of the GUI package managers.

One thing I have noticed about GUI apps, is that they always seem slower than terminal apps, even though the graphic card support is there to presumably run them effectively
--so for example midnight commander (ncurses based) is quicker than Gnome commander (even if it looks better, being a GUI)

I do take note of your points..
To me it doesn't matter much one way-or-another what is or isn't being included as a default selection in any Linux distribution: I always customize it in every case: but suggestions are good.
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