A much anticipated "packetized" file specification has been in development for
several weeks now via the parchive-devel@... 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
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.
Credits for this recent development of the parchive project are owed to the
following people (not exclusive and in no particular order):
Peter B Clements
And of course the original crew, most of which seem to have dropped off the face
of the earth. So if anyone has heard from them please tell them the project
needs their valued input at this most interesting stage.
Parity Volume Set Spec. 2.0 [2002-9-12] (pre- reference implementation version)
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This project will need a reference client implementation of this spec, and some
extensive testing before releasing a final version. If you would like to
contribute to those tasks then please join in the discussions!
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