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GPar2 version 0.3 released

GPar2 0.3 has been released ! GPar2 is a GTK+ GUI for par2 recovery sets. This new release provides some cosmetic changes and some Look&Feel improvements.

It comes with libpar2 (currently 0.2), which is widely based on par2cmdline client. libpar2 aims at providing other developers the support for creating other clients (in Qt for instance).

You can see a screenshot here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=30568 ... read more

Posted by Francois LESUEUR 2006-02-28

GPar2 version 0.2 released

GPar2 0.2 has been released ! GPar2 is a GTK+ GUI for par2 recovery sets. This new release provides more feedback, printing the status of each file in the archive. Some bugs in the progressbars have also been fixed.

It comes with libpar2 (currently 0.2), which is widely based on par2cmdline client. libpar2 aims at providing other developers the support for creating other clients (in Qt for instance). ... read more

Posted by Francois LESUEUR 2006-02-06

GPar2 version 0.1 (alpha) released

GPar2 0.1 has been released ! GPar2 is a GTK+ GUI for par2 recovery sets.

It comes with libpar2 (currently 0.1), which is widely based on par2cmdline client. libpar2 aims at providing other developers the support for creating other clients (in Qt for instance).

You can see a screenshot here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/screenshots.php?group_id=30568

and you can grab these files here:
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=30568... read more

Posted by Francois LESUEUR 2005-12-01

QuickPar v0.9.1 and Project News

(severely delayed news)

On July 4th 2004 QuickPar version 0.9.1 was released for download. See the QuickPar Website for more details.
[ http://www.quickpar.org.uk/ ]

The most significant changes in this version include:

* A code change in 0.9 that resulted in slower operation for some users has been adjusted.
* Error messages in the verification window now have a tooltip to display the full error if it is long.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2005-11-30

QuickPar 0.7.5 Portugese

Portugese has now been added to the list of localised versions of QuickPar 0.7.5.

You can download it from

http://www.pbclements.co.uk/QuickPar/

QuickPar is now available in French, Dutch, Portugese, Norwegian and Swedish (in addition to English of course).

If you know of anyone willing to translate the text for QuickPar into other languages, please let me know.

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-10-30

Client Update: QuickPar v0.7.5 avail.

Version 0.7.5 of QuickPar is now available for everyone to download.

Please visit http://www.pbclements.co.uk/QuickPar/ to download the
new version.

The list of bug fixes and other changes since version 0.7 are as
follows:

Bugs fixed:

* If someone creates extra par2 files from a damaged set of source
files and the damage was beyond the first 16k of the file, then
the par2 set would have the same set-hash-id. QuickPar would
mistakenly use the par2 files created from the damaged and
undamaged source files when attempting to repair. Such repairs
would of course fail. QuickPar now detects this and will report
the extra par2 files as damaged.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-10-20

Client Update: QuickPar v0.7 avail.

Version 0.7 of QuickPar is now available for everyone to download.

Please visit http://www.pbclements.co.uk/QuickPar/ to download the
new version.

The list of bug fixes and other changes since version 0.6 are as
follows:

Bugs fixed:

* When verifying a set of files in the same folder as a previous set
with the same base filename, QuickPar would mistakenly use cached
information from the previous verification and the recovery files
would be ignored.
* Verifying using par1 files created by par1 programs that list non
recoverable files only in the .PAR file is now possible.
Previously QuickPar required that the file lists in all par files
be identical.
* After verifying files, if you click the "New" button to create
more par2 files, the window would open with an incorrect size (and
could not be resized).
* If you create a set of par2 files in a folder and verify it and
then create a second set of par2 files in the same folder with the
same filename, QuickPar will mistakenly use the information in the
cache file from the first par2 set. QuickPar now deletes the
existing cache file when creating new par2 files.
* When verifying par2 files, if the par2 client name was an exact
multiple of 4 characters in length it would not display correctly.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-10-12

Client Update: QuickPar v0.6 Avail.

Bugs fixed:

* When creating PAR2 files, if the drop down listbox to change the method of allocation is opened and then closed by clicking elsewhere in the dialogue, the "Number of Files" control can be incorrectly enabled or disabled when it should not be.

* After clicking the Stop button whilst verifying, QuickPar would refuse to reverify the file which was interrupted unless its timestamp was changed.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-09-03

par2cmdline v0.3 now available.

Version 0.3 of par2cmdline is now available for download in source code form from the following URL:

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/parchive/par2cmdline-0.3.tar.gz?download

This version has been compiled and tested on the following platforms:

Alpha Linux 2.2 Debian 3.0
Cerfcube SA1110 Linux 2.4 Debian 3.0
J2EEE IBM Websphere
PPC G4 MacOS X 10.2 Server Edition
Sparc R220 Sun Solaris 8
Sparc Ultra 60 Linux 2.4 Debian 3.0
x86 Cygwin 1.3.22
x86 Linux 2.4 Debian 2.2
x86 Linux 2.4 Red Hat 7.3
x86 Linux 2.4 Red Hat 9.0
x86 Windows... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-07-19

QuickPar v0.5 Now Available.

Version 0.5 of QuickPar is now available for everyone to download.

Please visit http://www.pbclements.co.uk/QuickPar/ for details and to download the new version.

The list of bug fixes and other changes since version 0.4 are as follows:

Bugs fixed:

* Files that contained identical blocks of data would sometimes be missrecognised during Verification and reported as damaged. This was most likely to happen with very small block sizes.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-06-22

PAR Specification v2.0 (Final Draft)

Other than minor formatting changes and getting other output formats generated. The PAR2 specification is at "mature" status and is now available for developers to reference.

http://parchive.sourceforge.net/docs/specifications/parity-volume-spec/article-spec.html
(darn typos, now it works) ;-)

Since par2 is now being used in a few usenet groups. It's about time we pushed out the latest version of the spec. Hopefully a mac classic client or port will become available soon.

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-05-31

par2cmdline v0.2 released

PARv2.0 is a parity archive file format specification that uses reed-soloman code to protect sets of files within your filesystem. PARv2.0 allows for protection of files without having to archive them first by operating on virtual "blocks" of data within those files. For every N recovery blocks, you can recover N missing or corrupted blocks. PARs main purpose is helping to insure binary usenet propigation, but is by no means limited to that purpose.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-05-28

PAR Spec v2.0 and Clients!

PAR 2.0 is here!

For those that have been eagerly awaiting the release of a PAR 2.0
command line client, the wait is over. It is now available for
download from the following URL:

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=30568&release_id=157899

What is PAR 2.0?
----------------

PAR 2.0 is the new file verification and recovery format designed to
overcome many of the limitations associated with version 1.0 of PAR.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-05-08

File Release Re-organization...

The project file releases have been re-organized so as to make better use of the release system/release notes/etc in the future.

Unfortunately, if you were monitoring the 'parchive' package... you will need to re-monitor one of the new packages.

But now it's all happy and pretty and conforming. ;-)

binerman
project administrator

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-04-04

Project Enhancements Etc...

SUMMARY

Changes have been made to the project List configurations, and a new modules are planned for the project repository. I also plan to clean the Project Files soon.

NEW MAILING LISTS

General Open Discussion
parchive-discuss@lists.sourceforge.net

CVS Commit Notification List
parchive-commit@lists.sourceforge.net

The commit list requires approval for posting, although commiters will be added to the configuration so that their CVS changes do not require any approval. Responses to changes in the CVS should be made in the Parchive-devel list as opposed to the commit list.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2003-03-30

PAR File Specification 2.0 Draft Implementation Spec.

A much anticipated "packetized" file specification has been in development for several weeks now via the parchive-devel@lists.sourceforge.net mailing list.

This new spec hopes to address many of the weaknesses of the original format, as well as provide a clear path towards extensibility, to name just a couple of the improvements.

A "Final Draft Pre-Reference Implementation" version has been made availble in the project docs for developers of clients and experienced programmers to review and make any final contributions that might be needed before moving ahead.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2002-09-18

New mailing list 'parchive-devel' added

Due to a recent upswing of interest in a possible revision and version 2.0 of the file specification, a new public mailing list has been added.

General information about the mailing list is at:
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/parchive-devel

To post to this list, you must first be a confirmed subscriber, then send your messages to:

parchive-devel@lists.sourceforge.net

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2002-08-07

Client Update: MacPAR DeLuxe now at version 2.0.1

Release notes up to 2.0.1

Release notes for version 2.0.1
-----------------------------------------------
- Solved a bug that could cause the program to crash when starting the Unrar phase.

Release notes for version 2.0
-----------------------------------------------
- Added the Unrar feature.
- Solved a bug that caused the program to behave erratically when the PAR set contained file names with non-standard ASCII characters.
- Solved a bug that could cause an action to be triggered from a disabled toolbar icon. ... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2002-07-28

Client Update: FSRaid now at version 2.7.0

Missed a few here...

Changes for up to version 2.7.0 from 2.4.0 listed below:

July 27, 2002: Version 2.7.0 released
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Just a small update...

Completely removed the dependency for the oleacc.dll file. This will not cause any more problems, and the file is no longer included in the distribution EXE, shrinking the file size by about 16K. ... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2002-07-28

Client Update: FSRaid releases v2.4.0

New version available from the official website:

http://www.fluidstudios.com/fsraid.html

Some people are going to love this new version, while others might not notice a difference.

Many users have reported an unusually long delay when FSRaid starts. In some cases, this delay is so long, that the users thought the program had locked up, so they killed the process. In reality, FSRaid was quite busy doing something very useful...... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2002-05-08

Client Update: FSRaid releases v2.3.0

From the parchive-clients-news mailing list:
--------------------------------------------

This is the official notice of the latest release of FSRaid, version 2.3.0. In reality, this was a pretty big update due to the inclusion of complete Unicode filename support. Because of this, the structure of the code used to create FSRaid has changed, but also the structure of the
executable file itself has changed.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2002-04-10

Client Update: MacPAR deLuxe (Cocoa Version)

From the parchive-clients-news announce list:
--
Gerard Putter has released a Cocoa version of MacPAR deLuxe for Mac OS X.

This version has not the limitations brought about by the AppleScript Studio development environment in which the current MacPAR version
was developed. The Cocoa environment makes a much better user interface possible and gives better reports of the results of the par process.... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2002-03-30

parchive-clients-news mailing list

Recieve automatic update notifications of your favorite PAR client.

The parchive-clients-news announce only mailing list has been around for a few months now but just now making it to the website because there are finally enough subscribers and a few client authors utilizing it.

Go here http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/parchive-clients-news to sign up to recieve the update notifications. ... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2002-03-28

New GUI for PAR - ParTk v0.1

Finally, an initial release of an OS independant interface to 'par'.

TkPar comes into existance. It's a Perl/Tk interface to the executable command-line 'par' program. Read about it at it's homepage http://www.strangesoft.net or download it directly from our link in the PAR Clients Section of the project website.

http://parchive.sourceforge.net/index.php#client_tkpar

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2002-03-28

Client Update: FSRaid releases v2.0.0

Taken From parchive-clients-news mailing list:

Note: If the FSRaid site is busy you may also
download the latest releases here:

http://parchive.sourceforge.net/mirrors/fsraid/
-----------------------------------------------

You can get it here: http://www.fluidstudios.com/fsraid.html

This is not a minor update. See for yourself:

------------------------------------------------------------------------... read more

Posted by Ryan Gallagher 2002-03-19