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gxTar 0.0.6 released

Jan 31, 1999, 15:20 (0 Talkback[s])

gandalf@pobox.com writes:

I am happy to announce the second public version of gxTar (0.0.6), a Gnome/GTK+ front-end to the common unix archiving utilities. gxTar is naturally distributed under the GNU GPL.

gxTar is (yet another) Gnome/Gtk front-end to common archive utilities under unix. The goal is to make it the winzip of the unix world. Currently zip, gzip, tar, bzip2, and arj are supported. Current functionality includes the ability to open and create archives, and to add, delete, extract, and view files. Drag & drop support is coming soon (really).

The current release has been tested on Linux with the latest CVS release of Gnome (though the latest RPMs should work). It is no longer possible to compile a GTK+ version.. I finally got tired of re-implementing all of the functions that gnome provided. Perhaps I will bring the gtk version uptodate again someday, but not now.

I have massively re-written everything related to the actual process of opening and creating files. I have also added command line options and cleaned everything up. The Changelog and TODO files have all of the details. The three big things remaining to fix are:
-replace static buffers with dynamic ones
-Drag 'n Drop
-real automake/autoconf/configure setup

Suggestions, bug reports, etc are always wanted at gandalf@pobox.com

The URLs:

The main web page is:
http://gxtar.netpedia.net/

A screen shot is available:
http://gxtar.netpedia.net/screenv6.jpg

The latest source:
http://gxtar.netpedia.net/gxtar-0.0.6.tar.gz

A mirror can be found at:
http://www.pobox.com/~gandalf/proj/gxtar/

Thanks
-chris (gandalf@pobox.com)