I saw the news only today, but it was republished from the source I stated before.
Anyway, I took a look at the app and was impressed indeed. It is B1 Free Archiver – a multiplatform utility which has a version for Linux too. Personally I haven’t seen an app for Linux that could be so easy and pleasant to work with. It carries out all functions that a decent archiver should – supports most popular archive formats, password protection, etc.
You should definitely take a look.