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By: Laurent Duchastel     Montréal, Québec  
Date: Jun 08,2020 at 23:27
In Response to: [Discuss] archiver.bb2 questions (GoSlow2GoFast)

> (1) I notice that ZtreeWin uses the Info-Zip DLL for internal ZIP file
> support. It looks like the DLL used is over 10 years old now, just
> wondering if there is any thought about moving off of that somewhat
> stale/unsupported code and doing something else?

UNZIP32.DLL and UNZIP64.DLL still part of my default ZTreee installation as long as it is supported. You never know when you'll need it.

> (2) If the answer to (1) is no, then do most people delete that DLL and
> let ZTW go to the BB2 and find a supported format there for the
> "internal" operations that the DLL performed? I'm thinking that some
> of the external utils would perform better potentially, or handle new
> versions of certain archive formats better, etc.

I don't use internal ZTree's archive as much as I would. I prefer to open/recompress natively. This said, both method are available which is fine with me.

> (3) The sample / default BB2 file shipping with ZTW seems to be about 4
> years old. I suspect some of the archiving utils referenced in it have
> changed over that time, and might have some options that could be
> exploited, etc. Any chance of getting a more current and robust version
> of that, or is that left to the community to sort out?

There are custom versions of ARCHIVER.BB2 being shared within the community. Here's mine.


This said, an newer *official* release of ZTree is long overdue.

Unfortunately, I don't have any comment on 4) which is beyond my reach.

Laurent Duchastel

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