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#1201 Support for ACE unpacking

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2014-07-16
2014-06-19
Mike loeven
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I know its not as popular as it once was but could you add support for unpacking ACE archives

Discussion

  • Shell
    Shell
    2014-06-20

    Mike, your request is described in 7-Zip's FAQ:
    Support for ACE can be implemented, if the source code of that format is made available, and if the source code license will allow using that code.

     
  • Mike loeven
    Mike loeven
    2014-07-15

    It is not open source but there is a extraction DLL file that the company released under a freeware license for projects like this.

     
  • Shell
    Shell
    2014-07-16

    As far as I know, the GPL does not allow distributing libraries without source code. So the UnAceV2.Dll may not be distributed with 7-Zip. Perhaps, it is possible to provide interface for that library, so that if the user downloads it manually, he/she will be able to unpack ACE archives, but I don't know that for sure.