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Re: 7-Zip

Thanks to work done by "Filip Navara" and "Lapo Luchini" now 
we have gcc compliable port of the commandline 7-zip is available.

I started a news group & home page at yahoo for further discussion. 
You can get patches there.

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--- Lapo Luchini <> wrote:
> Lapo Luchini wrote:
> > Biju G C wrote:
> >
> >> I wish there is somebody to port this.
> >>
> >> As per Igor Standalone command line version in folder
> >>  Project\archiver\bundle\Alone\     will be easy to port
> >
> > I made a try at it, once.. but it has lotsa subdirectories and 
> > libraries... without working Makefiles is not-so-easy to figure out 
> > how to compile.
> > Moreover the source code is written so "Windows-like" (and I know *no* 
> > Windows programming) that I can't understand which part of the code is 
> > Windows-specific and which one just uses Windows names for "normal 
> > things"...
> OK, I didn't know that .dsp could be translated "easily" to Makefiles (I 
> can't find any program that does so *and* works, though) but fortunately 
> Filip knew it and did a "unsupported" patch.
> I upgraded that to apply to 7-zip 3.11 clean source (using cygwin in 
> -mno-cygwin mode, while his patch used mingw) so that a 7za.exe "stand 
> alone executable" can be created with cygwin's gcc.
> As Biju said in an earlier message, this is at least the beginning...
> BTW: 7za.exe is much more like zip.exe than gzip.exe, as it is an 
> archivier, not simply a compressor.
> Could be interesting to "extract" a compressor from it, and maybe adapt 
> tar to use it, too.
> PS: strangely enough, the file is much much bigger (almost the double) 
> and also a little slower (even if using -O3 -march=i686 it is 2x size an 
> 10% slower than the original anyway)
> I don't want to believe that VisualC is better than gcc-3.3 =(
> -- 
> Lapo 'Raist' Luchini
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