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PeaZip change log: bug fixes, new features, release notes




PeaZip change log: bug fixes, new features, release notes


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PeaZip 8.8.0 release completes the evolution of the GUI started in previous releases, providing more customization options to better integrate the application in different environments.
Amongst various improvements and fixes it is now possible to automatically test archives after creation, and to propagate Zone.Identifier stream on Windows when extracting archives.
TAR format support was improved, with option to follow pax or gnu standard, and to save owner/group ids and names (on Linux).

Updated backends: 7z 22.01, Pea 1.09.

A total of 226 file extensions can now be managed by PeaZip, with addition of support for .vhdx Microsoft disk image format

Translations are available in over than 30 languages, any help is welcome to translate PeaZip to new languages and to maintain current localizations up to date, so please consider taking the time to give a look to translations directory for newer language files and for any resource useful for translators.

NOTES ABOUT SOURCE PACKAGE:
Source files are in "dev" subdirectory.
Compiled binaries, which are generated in "dev" subfolder, must be moved up one level to package's root (which contains "res" subdirectory exactly as standard packages), then "dev" subdir is no longer needed.

The "res" subdirectory contains resources used by the main app's binaries.
The res subdirectory provided by source package (as template for creating a working PeaZip port / distributable package) contains only non- OS / architecture -dependant resources, this means that res/bin is simply a placeholder not containing actual third party binaries - you must find appropriate binaries for the intended target platform.

It is possible to hardcode paths of backend binaries at compile time in order to met specific FHS or security requirements - e.g. using paths only writeable with admin / root privileges - set from HBINPATH constant in code.
It is possible to define at compile time a list of known hash values for known binaries invoked by PeaZip, which can be checked on demand to detect non-matching values - set in "checkchash" function in peach.pas.

SHA256 hash values of 8.8.0 release packages

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peazip-8.8.0.DARWIN.x86_64.dmg    1ec058b0cbb77cd0d2e368781dc0da5b76ac112732159871e7f157f1739953a0
peazip-8.8.0.LINUX.GTK2-1.x86_64.rpm    82c9681c6182b3f03afb8a3e5f6a56abebea724fcfe4ed37c003b0fb0f6f1194
peazip-8.8.0.LINUX.Qt5-1.x86_64.rpm    81974b15b469f574c9a9bb194a968d96e3a7d819d64a980a914ea823dd13f28c
peazip-8.8.0.pack.zip    00cb8762ffd024e9d12db5e19396aeeb6237ae286167b57464508a7adf43c790
peazip-8.8.0.src.zip    896e32f4c4366b72ce7650f6eabcfe15bd452f74642f12ae3dccf9cdc616be5b
peazip-8.8.0.WIN64.exe    6a58e80e0f0aab18be7791b6dfb1cb887e82ff2622388f1c19920b09e4f052c5
peazip-8.8.0.WIN64.msi    d901f08c25a96c8c55589a16ff2afd31ed8f1fc56c870a83864b6be5514afc8d
peazip-8.8.0.WINDOWS.exe    b906c7053e1b5db54743419691accda3716462196f5add7b067ce122e19ee0f3
PeaZip_8.8.0.0_x64__m1xx1d1szsx2y.msix    b6aa29f331d2fc37688db26bfa02456a495dbab31b1e81c814614e6a17e4b378
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peazip_8.8.0.LINUX.Qt5-1_amd64.deb    316494f9a59d981efebf62ee32d948dccfa8f75acac38b128021e98b4b57e5ea
peazip_help.pdf    c650b0c2d2f3c60125884a3fca13c81e4728e992cc0b8f358ea96d619fd1204a
peazip_portable-8.8.0.LINUX.GTK2.x86_64.tar.gz    6eddf580e9fd6dce2abf710a2bb42b6423ae7af9e5df0c3548a5481873c82dc0
peazip_portable-8.8.0.LINUX.Qt5.x86_64.tar.gz    4aba394816a281b7f453e4730f2cf74c4081cc2613b1922e344c7dfc242fd55d
peazip_portable-8.8.0.WIN64.zip    5ab7ee2d52ec718bb70bc8b81f88079778cfa4b88541d5f75912fca3812042b9
peazip_portable-8.8.0.WINDOWS.zip    8d497daa2c42faff82f61c6e7d44be9adfc607e546e4f0c2483f6cb4eca0c130

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PeaZip 8 change log (current version)

2021 06 10 .. CURRENT

2022 08 20
8.8.0
BACKEND
(Linux, Windows) 7z 22.01
Pea 1.09

CODE
Various fixes and improvements

FILE MANAGER
Improved GUI for more flexibility to better adapt to multiple environments with different visual styles
New theming options, in Options > Settings, Theme tab
Address bar, tool bar, and tab bar can now be separately set to be highlighted in window color, button color, or accent color (with more shades available for the tool bar);
Tool bar buttons can now be centered or aligned to left;
Address bar can now be displayed as solid bar or blended with file browser area;
Tab bars are now available in 3 alternative styles: left aligned tabs, centered buttons, or links;
Small icon size can be changed 16 px to 32 px to match the default size on different platforms;
 Re-built themes to use new theming options
New Tuxedo theme replaces Minimal theme
"..." Style button improved
New switch to show/hide main menu;
New switches to quickly toggle large (32 px), medium (24 px), and small tool bar size (16 px, or as defined for small icon size), and to highlight buttons;
The Style button now becomes automatically visible in address bar if tool bar is hidden
Organize group in main menu is now more consistent with Style menu options
Task progress window redesigned to be simpler and easier to read

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added option to test archive after creation, for formats supporting test routine, in Options > Settings, Archive manager tab
by default test after archiving blocks the task sequence only in case errors are detected
Added timestamp precision option in Archiving screen, Advanced tab, applies to ZIP and TAR/pax formats
Added option to set TAR standard (gnu or pax, default gnu) from Archiving screen, Advanced tab
pax allows to customize timestamp precision
pax allows to store creation timestamp and accessed timestamp if "Store all timestamp" option is set from Options > Settings > Archive manager tab
(Linux, TAR) Added options to save owner/group ids and names, available in Archiving screen, Advanced tab
(Windows) Added option to propagate Zone.Identifier stream to files extracted through 7z backed, default on, available in Extraction screen, Advanced tab
Zpaq absolute paths option set to on by default for non-Windows system, off for Windows systems

INSTALLERS
(macOS) fixed dependency issues with Zstd on x86_64 package


2022 06 25
8.7.0
BACKEND
(Linux, Windows) 7z 22.00
Pea 1.08

CODE
Can now optionally check hash of backend binaries called by PeaZip in order to detect modified ones, from main menu Tools > Verify hash of binaries.
Check is performed against known SHA256 (cryptographically strong) hashes of known backend binaries, embedded in peazip main binary at compile time in "checkchash" function in peach.pas
Can now optionally hardcode paths of backend binaries, configuration, and non-binary resources directories as absoulte paths at compile time as HBINPATH, HCONFPATH, and HSHAREPATH constants
This allow to optionally force those directories to be placed in system-specific paths in order to meet specific FHS or security requirements
Hardcoded paths must be written as absoulte paths ending with directory separator
If not hardcoded at compile time, those paths are by default (peazip)/res/bin, (peazip)/res/conf (or system dependent for installable packages), (peazip)/res/share respectively
Of course in both cases those directories can be replaced in packages by links to different paths, if it comes handy to enforce FHS rules
Re-organized source package to improve usability, and introducing more quick start examples for building peazip packages; sources are now in dev subfolder of the package.
Various fixes and improvements

FILE MANAGER
(macOS) Can now correctly recognize Movies directory in user's home
Added "Open in a new tab" to breadcrumb navigation menu
Can now export content of navigation/search filter as CSV, from column's header menu, and Main menu > Navigation submenu
CSV separator can now be customised from Options > Settings, General Tab, on the right of Localization selector
File manager now displays file size and compressed file size of directories inside archives, CRC column displays files and sub-directores count for directories
Many visual enhancements
Active tabs (in archive, extraction screens, progress windows...) are now window color for better visibility
Default column sizes of file browser are now aware of DPI scaling
Search bar in address bar can now be optionally kept expanded (width is remembered)
Theme screen reorganized to be easier to understand
Theme screen now allows to set more application's color presets; alongside dim and low light are now available Graphite, Plum, Mocha, and Senape applying a non-neutral color modifier to the UI
Embedded icons improved
Improved themes: updated Different, and Main themes, Gray theme replaced by Minimal theme.

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Can now remember default archive creation action (force new archive, add, update, sync...)
The option will anyway be temporarily switched to appropriate values when adding/removing files in archive through the archive browser
Improved displaying directory size in archive creation screen: items are now recursively enumerated asynchronously (non blocking) by default, so it is possible to proceed with archiving operations (confirm, cancel, modify parameters...) without needing the input count to be completed
Enumeration is skipped to save time in any case when sending directly input to archive, i.e. a script (or a menu entry) with -add2zip parameter
Now also "Enumerate folder content" menu entry action is performed asynchronously, not blocking the GUI while counting items
Enumeration can be set as usual from archiving screen, Advanced tab
Re-organized Archive manager settings page in Options > Settings
This page can now be also directly reached from Advanced tab in archiving and extraction screens, from "Set archive manager options" link
Archiving and extraction screens now focus more on options related to the current task and which may be frequently needed to be changed, while options related to the behavior of the application (expected to be usually set once and permanently) have been moved to Archive manager page in Settings
For Zpaq format now "Absolute paths" extraction option is enabled by default (in Advanced tab of extraction screen)   


2022 04 12
8.6.0
BACKEND
Pea 1.07
(Linux) Zstd 1.5.2

CODE
Fixed dictionary size for ZIP using XZ compression
(Windows) Fixed compatibility issue with Windows XP
(Windows) Fixed defective system's file explorer refresh after some operations
Various fixes

FILE MANAGER
Improved theming
New "Main" theme (default), with icons meant to visually integrate the application with most of the design styles found on supported platforms
New "Different" theme meant to integrate with macOS visual style without being too unfamiliar to users of modern Windows and Linux systems
New "Gray" theme meant to integrate with modern Windows systems and Fluent design
Previous versions theme is named "Ten" and can be set from the themes picker in Options > Settings, Theme tab, Advanced section
Other old themes are available collected in a separate package
Themes picker control was simplified
New .ico and .png icons are now available in (peazip)/res/share/icons directory for customizing the application on Linux, macOS, and Windows systems
Simplified organization of UI layout
New Style popup menu from the right of tool bar unifies the multiple submenus for quick customization of the UI
Righclicking on the Styles button is a secondary way to show column's header menu for organizing the browser in details mode (as column headers are not correctly handled on some target operating systems)
Status bar is now simpler and more focused on displaying information about navigation and password, now that styles-related controls are moved to the new Styles button in tool bar
On the left of the status bar displayed and selected items are shown, plus information about items cut or copied in the clipboard
Clicking or passing the mouse on that area displays comprehensive information about current archive (if applicable), filesystem and clipboard content
On the right of the status bar is available the button to enter / change password
Navigation submenu in context menu is now simpler and more focused on file browsing, with the removal of duplicate sytles-related controls
Unified navigation menu for address bar, breadcrumb and treeview to provide an single, easier to understand structure (organized in the same way of the navigation side bar), and to remove duplicate controls
Added session history popup menu to "back" and "forward" buttons, and breadcrumb popup menu to "up" button

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added "Immediate execution" option for Profiles and Presets, in Add button's dropdown menu
If the option is flagged, custom compression profiles and presets immediately starts compression when selected without requiring confirmation
Added command line switches to compress items using one of the compression presets or loading a saved custom compression setting
-add2preset N uses Nth preset settings; presets are numbered from 0 to 15, and are fully customizable, they can be found in (peazip)/res/share/presets directory
-add2custom (full qualified name of the custom compression setting) uses the custom compression setting specified after the switch
Those switches can also be used in scripts (.reg, desktop files, .workflow service menus) employed to integrate PeaZip with Linux, Mac, and Windows systems
If "immediate execution" option is enabled, compression will start immediately without requiring confirmation, otherwise it will be possible to modify the task further before lanuching it
Added option to not immediately save edited files into archive, keeping changes for further editing (or for manually saving to archive from context menu, More submenu)
Labels in status bar of Archiving and Extraction screens are clickable to show synthetic information about the task


2022 02 20
8.5.0
BACKEND
7z updated to 21.07
pea updated to 1.06
Zstd updated to 1.5.2 (on macOS and Windows)

CODE
Cleaned up conditional compilation sections which were causing errors in some non-Windows versions of Lazarus IDE
Compiled with Lazarus 2.2.0
(macOS)
Can now open selected file(s) on: double click, "open with" from system context menu, drag files on app
Some keyboard shortcuts are conditionally modified to better fit to macOS conventions:
Command+F find, +A select all, +C copy, +X cut, +V paste, +left open previous item in history, +up open parent folder, +right next item in history, +BackSpace move to Trash;
Shift+Command+N create new folder, +C jump to root, +D jump to Desktop, +H jump to home, +L jump to Downloads, +O jump to documents
Various fixes

FILE MANAGER
(Linux)
Added link to devices mounted in /var/run/media in filesystem treeview, when applicable
File / archive browser can now alternatively display larger details, and large list modes (from Style menu on status bar) in order to improve readability and touch usability
(macOS)
Added filesystem treeview link to ~/Library/Mobile Documents/, which contains iCloud syncronization folder, when the path is not empty
Explore path menu entry now uses open -R reveal option to highlight the item selected in PeaZip when Finder is opened
Move to Recycle bin (Trash) deletion option is now available, both in file manager and as option for deletion after archiving / extraction
Improved icon spacing
A larger Spacing option is now available
Theme > Spacing option now apply also to the various styles of the file browser listview
New keyboard shortcuts:
Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut to open item in a new tab
Ctrl+Alt+F4 jump to Downloads
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F4 jump to Documents

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
(macOS)
Added support for Brotli, Zpaq, and Zstandard backends
Improved compression settings
Added option to use dictionary up to 4 GB of memory for LZMA and LZMA2 compression
It is now possible to use custom dictionary sizes for non-  Defalte / Deflate64 ZIP compression
Updated compression defaults for LZMA, LZMA2/XZ, and PPMd accordingly to new 7z defaults
Updated compression presets in (peazip)/res/share/presets
Fixed: it is now possible to change compression level and algorithm using keyboard
Improved usage of Layouts
From main menu Tools > Apply filters to archive browser, it is possible to apply or to ignore (default) advanced filters for the archive browser, in this way the user can specify filters (i.e. file extensions) to be applied to archiving and extraction tasks without changing the way the file manager works
From main menu Options > Settings, Archive manager tab it is now possible to set a Layout to be opened automatically when starting PeaZip
Layouts can be now loaded and saved from the file manager (saving a Layout from file manager saves only Advanced filters as no input list is provided)
Improved scripting
Interactive extraction option is now ignored when creating scripts, which would otherwise point to a temporary work path rather than the intended output destination
This behavior can be changed in the configuration file editing [ignore interactive extraction option when creating scripts from Console tab] variable
Force UTF8 flag for file names ZIP archives is now enabeld by default, in order to better handling international characters on multiple platforms
Reversed a change introduced in previous version: 7z temporary work files during compression are no longer created inside peazip-tmp subpath, because it is created on the fly by PeaZip and would not function if the action is exported as script to be used separately

INSTALLERS
(macOS)
Moved (peazip)/res/bin directory to correct location into peazip.app/Contents/MacOS/ path
Added readme with installation instructions in the root of the macOS packages
Added sample Automator scripts for Service menus in the root of the macOS packages and, for reference, in (peazip)/res/share/batch for integration with macOS context menu
(Windows)
Added "Browse path with PeaZip" entry for folder background context menu
Optional integration with Windows 11 mini-context menu
Windows 11 mini-context menu integration is available as .reg scripts in (peazip)/res/share/batch folder
Scripts uses whitelisted IDs
Mini-context menu entries can handle multiple input items per single application's instance


2021 12 15
8.4.0
BACKEND
Pea 1.05
7z 21.06 (console) used by default on Darwin/macOS, Linux, and Windows
p7zip, and szcnick's p7zip (fork of p7zip) syntax is fully supported and can be used as alternative replacing (peazip)/res/bin/7z/7z binary

CODE
Fixed issues when temporary work path is set to user's temp
(Windows) Fixed unnecessary confirmation message for non existing output directory
Fixed smart extraction not able to remove extra level of nesting

FILE MANAGER
Added single and multi core performances benchmark, in main menu Tools > System benchmark (pea)
The benchmark performs integer and floating point arithmetic operations
Benchmark result unit is arbitrary and only meant to allow comparison between different platforms
For reference 2020 MacBook Air M1 score is 100 (single core) and 515 (multi core) for aarm64 build
(Darwin/macOS, Linux) File manager columns' menu is available righclicking status bar
(Darwin/macOS) Improved file manager
Added links to Volumes, Applications, and System/Applications in navigation treeview
Added auto-configured custom apps for "Open with" submenu
Added macOS-specific funtions in context menu, File Manager > System tools: Launchpad, Activity monitor, System preferences, Disk utility
Open command prompt here function now working
PeaUtils launching from PeaZip now working
Run function now working
Language can now be changed from dropdown menu from General settings tab (main menu, Options > Settings)
Previous method allowing to manually select the language file is still available from the link before the dropdown menu

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
New option to not stop sequences of archive test tasks unless an error is encountered
From main menu, Options > Settings, Advanced tab set "Stop to inspect report for error, list" instead of default value "Stop to inspect report for error, list, test"
With this setting, a successful archive test closes on completion unless an error is foud in the archive and test fails, in which case error message (and full report) is shown to user and needs to be dismissed before continuing with following test in sequence
Improved management of temporary work files
7z/p7zip work files during compression are now inside peazip-tmp subpath, if work directory is set to Custom or User's temp

2021 11 14
8.3.0
BACKEND
(Linux) Total max length of command scripts generated by the application can be customized from 32KB to 2MB from Options > Settings > General, Performances
(Linux) szcnick/p7zip regressed from 17.04 to 17.02 due a possible bug handling some zip files
different versions / branches of p7zip (provided same syntax is employed) can be used simply replacing binaries in (peazip)res/bin/7z path
Updated to pea 1.04
To improve portability of PeaZip to multiple operating systems and architectures, app's folder is now structured as follows:
Application's root folder contains pea and peazip binaries (and dragdropfiles.dll on Windows), architecture-specific, compiled from src package
/res directory, contains resources divided by type
/res/portable (empty) file, marks the package as portable: if missing, the application woks as installable package and rearches for configuration in user's path (depending on the host system)
/res/bin directory contains third party architecture specific binaries, should be replaced with binaries for the apporpriate target architecture; on Windows it also contains PeaZip configuration wizard executabòe
/res/share directory contains non architecture specific resources such as texts, media, licenses, documentation (license and notes about binaries has been moved here in note subdiorectory), it could be simply copied as is for any PeaZip package on any system
/res/conf directory contains user specific configuration files
On installable packages res/conf is written to appropriate user specific path, and installers take care to replace /res/bin and /res/share with links to directories placed in appropriate paths depending on the target system

CODE
(Linux) Improved compliance with Open Desktop specifications: configuration is now saved in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/peazip directory; if $XDG_CONFIG_HOME is not defined configuration is saved to $HOME/.config/peazip
To import existing configuration simply copy content of $HOME/.PeaZip directory to the new location
GitHub: Merged ACTom's "Initial support for MacOS #25"
Various fixes
Fixed possible error with progress bar
Fixed possible error not asking password opening some encrypted archives, and reduced false positive cases in which it the application suggested to provide a password
Fixed error reporting information about multi volume archives
Fixed error in file manager selecting files with same characteristics of selected item
(Windows) Fixed issue not showing system's file properties dialog in some cases

FILE MANAGER
(Linux) Shortcuts to /media, /run/media, and /mnt (if not empty) are now featured in navigation tree, under filesystem group
(Linux) Improved automatically configuring XFCE apps alternatives in "Open with" menu: Mousepad, Midori, Parole, Ristretto
(Linux) Fixed theming issues with GTK2
Column header's context menu is now accessible alternatively right-clicking the status bar
Improved theming
Added Color temperature option, to adapt application to DE using warmer or colder colors
Added Highlight tabs option (default on) highlighting rows or columns containing tabs with alternate color
Options > Settings > General, Privacy / Reset group, Working directory is now set to system's temp by default (consistently with most applications of this type)
Working directory label can now be clicked to explore path (unless it is set to output, which is variable), in order to make easier for the user to verify if for any reasons there are left orphaned files
All PeaZip's temporary work files and dirs are now collected in peazip-tmp subdirectory of work path (unless it is set to output) for same reason of making easier to spot and remove orphaned files
All PeaZip's temporary work files and dirs now contains p*tmp string for making easier to find them regardless the tools employed
Options > Settings > General, Privacy / Reset group now allows to silently skip deletion of locked temporary work files (default on, consistently with behavior of most applications of this type); temp work files can then be optionally deleted separately:
Automatically from Reset link, and if reset fails the folder is opened for soliciting manual deletion (regardless the option to silently skip locked files during normal operations)
Manually clicking on Working directory label and using standard system's tools
Options > Settings > File manager now allows to set the multiple-byte unit: binary, 1024 (IEC kibibyte), or decimal, 1000 (IEC kilobyte), or none (exact byte size)
Options > Settings > File manager now allows to customize the list of preferred algorithms for calculating file checksum and hashes; all preferred algorithms in the list will be performed in a single step when it is required to checksum / hash files.

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added Deflate and Deflate64 compression options to 7z format
Improved -ext2here, -ext2folder (-alias -ext2smart), and -ext2newfolder functions adding command line options:
-i ignore delete original archive after extraction settings
-o output directory in next parameter
-p password in next parameter

WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS
(Windows) Improved installer
"Extract here (in new folder)" entry is now featured by default both in context menu and SendTo menu
Fixed additional extraction entries not showing up on some cases
Installation folder selection screen is now available also running "Configure PeaZip" wizard from the application, for Portable versions this allows to easily integrate with host system
(Linux) Improved DEB and RPM installers with better compliance with Filesystem Hierarchy Standard, separating architecture specific and non-architecture specific resources


2021 09 12
8.2.0
BACKEND
(Linux) Upodated Brotli to 1.0.9 version
(Linux) Added read support (browse / test / extract) to Lzip .lz file type
Added support for .apkm, .apks, and .aab packages Android package formats

CODE
(Linux) maximum length of CL generated on Linux systems is now increased to 128 K characters in contrast to much more limited 32 K characters allowed on Windows systems
About screen now displays information about widget set and CPU architecture of the build for better troubleshooting
Improved command line usage
New res\batch\ folder containing sample scripts pointing to main app functions to help portabilize and deploy the application on multiple environments: the directory contains sample .bat scripts (Windows), SendTo menu links (Windows), freedesktop_integration examples (Linux) and will expand in future.
Fixed -add27z, -add2zip and related switches: when multiple items are passed the archive is named accordingly the directory name of first item, as in the GUI version of the same action
New -ext2here, -ext2folder (alias -ext2smart), -ext2newfolder switches for CL, executing single or multiple tasks as a single sequence of extract here, extract here smart folder, and extract here to new folder respectively
Extraction to new folder can now be forced to use smart folder option (-ext2folder, alias -ext2smart) or to not use it (-ext2newfolder)
With new extraction functions extraction of multiple items can run in a single instance without stealing the focus each time the next task in sequence is started
SendTo links to extraction functions are updated to use those new functions for better handling of queues of multiple tasks, now matching features provided by context menu entries but with advantages of being cross platform, not suffering artificial limitation of input items number, and being much more faster and cpu/memory efficient in receiving input list from system to application
Previous version of same switches, not running as a single instance queue, are available with "_" suffix, i.e. -ext2here_; in this way existing scripts does not need to be updated to benefit of new functions, but can be easily adapted to use old version of the switches if preferred
Improved generation of more compact command lines from GUI, with better detection of cases of automatic switch to "extract all"
Various fixes
Fixed breadcrumb for "Open unit as archive" in context menu, File manager > System tools
Fixed deselecting "TAR before" and selecting "Add each object to a separate archive" it is now possible to create multiple archive at once for types such as bz2, br, gz, zst

FILE MANAGER
(Linux) Improved system directories shown by default in navigation tree on the left of file manager
(Linux) Updated list of apps automatically detected for Open with submenu; apps and scripts can be customized in Options > Settings, Applications tab
(Linux) Enabled System tools submenu in context menu > File manager
(Windows) Improved and re-organized System tools submenu in context menu > File manger
Improved archive browser
Added Method column to display compression/encryption method for each single object (this column is enabled by default)
Added Created and Accessed timestamps columns in addition to existing Modified timestamp column (those columns are disabled by default)
The new columns can be enabled/disabled from columns header's context menu, and from main menu > Organize > Browser > Columns; if enabled, those columns are automatically shown browsing archives and hidden browsing the fileystem
Folders in 7z/p7zip archives now show number of contained folders, files, and total uncompressed size (displayed in same column of files' checksums)
This feature is limited on basis of the number of items contained in the archive, and can be tuned from "Browser optimization" dropdown menu in Options > Settings, General tab Performances group
New Ctrl+Alt+A link to autoadjust file browser columns
Themes: added "Presets" link on the right of Application accent color picker, allowing to quickly customize both application and text accent colors accordingly to common color themes of reference Operating Systems e.g. Mint, Ubuntu, Windows

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added XZ (Linux, Windows) and Zstd (Linux) as optional algorithms for ZIP/ZIPX compression, from Advanced tab in archiving / conversion screen
Improved extraction
Added option to skip testing for encryption on extraction, suppressing password requests
Improved Interactive extraction option
Empty folder is now removed in case of error with Extract to new folder
Naming policy dropdown menu is enabled with "Interactive extraction", allowing to resolve issues of conflicting filenames in the same archive
New "Keep files" link in extraction progress windows in case of errors "Interactive extraction", allows to preserve extracted files which would be otherwise automatically deleted
New "Store all timestamps" option (checked by default) is available in Archiving / Conversion screen
If this option is active, created, modified, last access time are saved to archive rather than modified timestamp only; formats supporting this feature are: 7Z, RAR, ZIP
Improved raw file spanning, it is now possible to submit multiple separate input files at once to be split to specified size
Improved support for .xxxaa spanned files from Unix/Linux split command
New option for default behavior at application startup: Extract all here (smart new folder)
This option can be set from Options > Settings > Archive manager
Doubleclicking on an a file of associated type, or clicking Open from context menu on a group of selected files associated with PeaZip, the selected action is performed
Available actions: Open (default), Open as archive (force trying to open file as archive), Extract (showing options and confirmation screen), Extract all here, Extract all here (smart new folder)

WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS
(Windows) SendTo menu entries use new extraction functions, more efficient for handling queues of multiple tasks, and "Extract here (smart new folder)" replaces "Extract here (in new folder)"
With this update SendTo functions provides same features provided by context menu entries, but much more faster and efficient and without artificial limitation in terms of number of input items
(Linux) Improved Linux installers
install the app in /opt/peazip directory (non capitalized)
configuration files are saved in .PeaZip directory in user's home as in previous releases
link peazip binary in /usr/bin
place peazip.desktop file in /usr/share/applications
place peazip.png icon in /usr/share/icons, /usr/share/pixmaps for DEB packages
optional .desktop files and icons are available in (peazip)/res/batch/freedesktop_integration to provide direct access to specific functions even on DE not supporting Actions
(DEB) place machine readable copyright file in /usr/share/doc/peazip
(DEB) packages are now named following Debian naming standard; all other packages - Windows, Linux, portable - follows RedHat naming standard


2021 07 24
8.1.0
BACKEND
Pea 1.02
Improved speed of hex preview function, updated secure delete function
Zstd 1.50
(Windows) Tino Reichardt codecs for 7z v1.5.0r1
updates codecs to Brotli 1.0.9, FLZMA2 1.0.1, Lizard 1.0, LZ4 1.9.3, LZ5 1.5, Zstandard 1.5.0
(Linux) szcnick p7zip 17.04:
introduces support for Brotli, Lizard, LZ5
updates LZ4 1.9.3 and zstd 1.4.9
on Linux systems Brotli and Zstandard presets now points to single step compression in 7z using Brotli or Zstd compression (tar.br and tar.zst presets are still available as alternative)
(Windows) added support for system's Extrac32 as alternative CAB extraction engine
Extrac32 backend be enabled in Options > Settings, Advanced tab
CAB will be still listed/tested using 7z backend, Extrac32 (if enabled) will be used for for extraction operations

CODE
Various fixes
Improved performances working with archives containing large number of items (files, folders)
on 64K items archive 50% speed increase, -25% RAM usage
on 128K items archive 2x speed increase, -25% RAM usage
on 256K items archive 4x speed increase, -35% RAM usage
improved speed for listing archives, also minor speed improvements for test, archive and extract operations involving a large number of files

FILE MANAGER
Added new user-provided themes: KDE Breeze, Oxygen
Improved browsing archives: clicking on root in breadcrumb bar now simply lists root content, while pressing refresh (F5) re-opens the archive, fully re-parsing the content
In case of spanned archive, the number of volumes actually found in current path (as required by PeaZip for extraction) is shown in application's title bar and status bar
Improved Settings
More flexible Browser optimization in General tab, Performances group
Reorganized various settings for better readability
Updated translations

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added support (as container files) to .whl Python archives and .gem Ruby gem archives
Added option to extract all, selected or displayed items to extraction dropdown menu, replicating Extract button context menu
Added actions to Test all, selected or displayed items in Test button context menu
Improved archive conversion procedure
Extraction stage is now shown as a single sequence of tasks, and main screen is hidden to reduce visual clutter
If errors are encountered in extraction stage it is reported to user, so conversion can be stopped (to correct errors) or continued if desired
Improved extraction command line creation: when all items are selected switch to a more compact command line using filters rather than item's list

WINDOWS & LINUX INSTALLERS
Windows installer now supports command line parameter to set language during installation
language can be declared as last parameter, with or without "/" prefix
to identify the language please check the name of the language file in PeaZip\res\lang\ directory 

2021 06 10
8.0.0
BACKEND
PEA 1.01
Added exit codes to functions for easier integration with third party software and scripts
Running PEA in batch_report and hidden_report mode automatically saves task log without further user interaction
Fixed: hidden and hidden_report modes do not flash the GUI before hiding it
Updated online documentation at https://peazip.github.io/pea_help.pdf
CAB (Windows)
Selecting custom format (and deselecting RAR checkbx, if selected) in Advanced tab it is now available "CAB" preset in custom executable dropdown menu, to use Windows' makecab.exe utility (which accepts single files as input)

CODE
Various fixes and improvements

FILE MANAGER
Added support for .xappx, and various Open Packaging Conventions filetypes (.3mf, .vsdx, .mmzx, .aasx, .slx, .scdoc) files, 218 file extensions supported
 by default support is read only, to enable write support check "Edit non-canonical archive types" in main menu, Options > Settings > Archive manager
Added text completion for search field
Checksum/hash files can now be set to perform a single algorithm (faster), by default SHA256
Performing all algorithms at once, or all common algorithms at once, is available as option in Option > Settings > File manager
Dragging a single archive file on file manager screen, the archive is now opened without requiring further interaction
Improved preview and open with functions
If nothing is selected, preview takes current directory as input
To avoid confusion with "Preview" actions submenu, "Extract and open with" sumbenu can now be enabled / disabled from Options > Setings > Archive manager
Improved random password generator in main menu, Tools > Create random password / keyfile
Default length is now 12 characters
Quote characters ' and " are avoided to keep the password console-friendly regardless the character escaping abilities of the scripting environment that will be employed by the user
Improved smart sorting of file names
Improved status bar
Browser modes "Details" and "Icons and images" can now be selected with a single click from icons on status bar
Style dropdown menu button on the left of browser modes icons, on status bar, allows to set most common UI settings fro a single, easily visible place:
set tool bar to archive manager, file manager, images manager
toggle tab bar on/off
toggle row select on/off
set browser preset modes
set themes
set side bar to navigation panel, treeview, or hidden
 Style menu entries are replicated also in context menu, Navigation submenu
Improved support for non-canonical archive types (containers, disk images, installers...) with new options in main menu, Options > Settings > Archive manager
"Browse non-canonical archive types" (default on) set those file types to be opened for browsing on doubleclcik in PeaZip file manager; unchecking this option those file types will be opened with associated application but can still be browsed on demand (as any arbitrary file type) using "Open file as archive" menu entry
"Convert non-canonical archive types" (default off) will treat those file types as archives in Conversion process (extract and recompress them), otherwise those files will be left unchanged and simply compressed in the desired format
Improved theming: can now optionally display grids with alternate color for better readability
Replicated link to Text encoding settings in main menu, Options; extended hint for custom codepage

EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
Added "Force typing passwords interactively" option in password screen that forces to always type password in the native backend interface
This option allows to create scripts that will require operator to enter the password interactively rather than running unattended
Zpaq backend does not support this option
Backends not supporting encryption are not affected by this option
Please note this option forces console mode for backend utilities (except PEA, which is a graphic application)
With this option enabled PeaZip cannot browse archives with encrypted name of files (encrypted toc), but it is anyway possible to list/test/extract them
Can now edit existing 7Z-compressed sfx archives
Improved "TAR before" option, which saves multiple input to TAR archive before compression step
Option to delete original files now works whith "TAR before" option enabled
Tasks with "TAR before" option enabled can now be saved as command line
It is now possible to customize the default action to perform when a file type associated with PeaZip is double-clicked on the system (or any time a single file is sent as input to PeaZip)
In main menu, Options > Settings > Archive manager "Default action on start-up" can be set to
Open, default
Open as archive, force trying to open any arbitrary file type as archive
Extract..., show full extraction screen to enter password and change options before confirming extraction
Extract here, immediately start extraction with default parameters

Previous versions change log


 
PeaZip 7
2019 12 01 .. 2021 04 19
 
PeaZip 5
2013 06 23 .. 2016 01 01

PeaZip 3
2010 02 10 .. 2011 08 27

PeaZip 1
2006 11 06 .. 2008 03 15




PeaZip 6
2016 02 27 .. 2019 09 01

PeaZip 4
2011 09 19 .. 2013 04 24

PeaZip 2
2008 03 21 .. 2010 01 26

Pea-Peach (PeaZip 0)
2006 09 16 .. 2006 10 02


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