#103 Recursively open archives


While I don't really endorse this, there are people who like to package zip files within zip files. For instance, you might have a zip file for a volume which contains zip files for individual chapters which in turn contain images.

Comix 3.x would deal with that automagically as it would recursively unpack archives within archives and load the whole volume at once. This was a great feature! Unfortunately, Comix 4.x does not have this feature. If you try to open a zip file which contains zip files that contain images it just complains that there are no images in the top level zip file. Then you are left having to manually unpack the original zip file and open the individual chapters...


  • Pontus Ekberg

    Pontus Ekberg - 2009-02-28

    I removed that feature by choice when rewriting Comix for version 4. It would make the implementation clumsier and slower, and as you noted, it doesn't really make sense to create such archives in the first place. Of course, that isn't much comfort when you get them from other people anyway. Maybe I'll reimplement that feature in the future, but I can't promise anything.

  • Pontus Ekberg

    Pontus Ekberg - 2009-02-28
    • assigned_to: nobody --> herrekberg
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    herrekberg, I think you should reimplement this feature. There are lots of people who package zips in zip, especially packaging zips of chapter into one zip of a volume.


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