#38 Read zipped archives as set of gerbers


It would be great if gerbv could expand a zipped file and display all the gerber and drill files in there. The "simple" solution would be to use unzip into a temporary directory, but that is not so nice. It feels slightly unportable and quite crude.
The best would be to use zlib streaming functions and "just" replace or improve the file operations in gerb_file.[hc]. Unfortunate there is some cruft for reading doubles in parse.c too that must be handled using solved.


  • Bryce Nesbitt

    Bryce Nesbitt - 2008-06-08

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    I always get and deliver gerbers in zip archives.

  • Stefan Petersen

    Stefan Petersen - 2009-08-19
    • assigned_to: nobody --> spetm
  • Stefan Petersen

    Stefan Petersen - 2009-08-26

    Project started. Can be followed as git repository at git://repo.or.cz/geda-gerbv/spe.git branch unzip

  • Stefan Petersen

    Stefan Petersen - 2009-08-26

    Current status: Can read zipped archives and a selector for which files to read in is there.
    Next step: project support. Each layer will get a (cons 'zip-archive "<zip filename>") if it was fetched from a zip file.

  • APStech

    APStech - 2011-09-03


  • Flynn Price

    Flynn Price - 2015-09-21



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