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WinZip 10.0 Beta

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Sep 2005 9:14 am

Want to try WinZip 10.0 Beta release?

http://www.winzip.com/betawz.cgi?em100b

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Postby Jedi » Tue, 13 Sep 2005 8:12 pm

Sounds good. :)

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Postby riversandlakes » Tue, 13 Sep 2005 8:43 pm

or bzip2 for anyone? offers 10-15% more compression. more disk space for your dollar:

http://tinyurl.com/cc68x
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Postby Jedi » Tue, 13 Sep 2005 9:38 pm

Winzip 10 supports both PPMd and bzip2 compression methods.

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Postby riversandlakes » Wed, 14 Sep 2005 2:08 am

Talk about confusing marketing below. So does it only read .BZ2 files, or it can also produce .BZ2 compressed files similar to the bzip2 utility?

Then the "Note:" comes along and tells you it requires a compatible zipfile utility? Then it says it will "process" BZ2 files?

Moi not testing it. Sticking happily to cli bzip2 ;)

"Improved Compression

WinZip 10.0 supports two new compression methods within the Zip file format, PPMd and bzip2. These compression methods can provide greater compression and may significantly reduce the size of your Zip files, saving both data transmission time and valuable disk space.

Note: extracting files compressed with PPMd or bzip2 requires a compatible Zip file utility. Currently WinZip 9.0 and 10.0 will process Zip files compressed using the bzip2 method. WinZip 10.0 is required for PPMd-compressed files.

We intend to publish the full specification for creating WinZip-compatible PPMd-compressed Zip files around the time we release the final version of WinZip 10.0. This will allow other Zip file utility vendors to provide support for this format."
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Postby banana » Wed, 14 Sep 2005 3:22 am

WinRAR for me thanks.
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Postby sapphire » Wed, 14 Sep 2005 8:07 am

I got the same banana, its pretty cool, even the icon looks pretty. :D
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