Please make 7-Zip better than ZipGenius.

2004-08-30
2012-12-08
  • Nobody/Anonymous

    Please make 7-Zip better than ZipGenius.
    http://www.zipgenius.it/index_eng.htm
    Thanks!

     
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      what is the point of your posts?  If, in your opinion Quickzip/zipgenius is better than 7zip, use it instead.

      However, I have used both quickzip and zipgenius and I can tel you, 7Z's LZMA implementation is the best compression that can be found aywhere.

       
      • Andreas Nilsson

        Andreas Nilsson - 2004-09-01

        >what is the point of your posts? If, in your opinion Quickzip/zipgenius is better than 7zip, use it instead.

        I belive it's called 'trolling', from the word troll.

        >Troll
        >
        >An individual who chronically trolls in sense 1;
        >regularly posts specious arguments, flames or personal attacks to a
        >newsgroup, discussion list, or in email for no other purpose than to
        >annoy someone or disrupt a discussion. Trolls are recognizable by
        >the fact that the have no real interest in learning about the topic
        >at hand - they simply want to utter flame bait. Like the ugly
        >creatures they are named after, they exhibit no redeeming
        >characteristics, and as such, they are recognized as a lower form of
        >life on the net, as in, "Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll." 3.
        >[Berkeley] Computer lab monitor. A popular campus job for CS
        >students. Duties include helping newbies and ensuring that lab
        >policies are followed. Probably so-called because it involves
        >lurking in dark cavelike corners.
        >
        >Source: Jargon File 4.2.0

        Especially this part seems fitting:

        >Trolls are recognizable by
        >the fact that the have no real interest in learning about the topic
        >at hand - they simply want to utter flame bait.

        The best way to get rid of them is to ignore them.

         
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      what do you mean by better?
      better gui, userfriendlyness or compression raitio?
      7-zip should be at least as good at compressing as zipgenius.

       
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      I am the original poster.
      Quickzip/zipgenius support many formats more than 7-Zip.
      I think 7-Zip can do better.

       
      • Nobody/Anonymous

        Well what formats is that you need exactly??
        (and don't say ace)

         
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      I only think the ISO format。

       
      • Nobody/Anonymous

        Stuffit extraction for instance
        .
        I know it is not that common outside the Mac world, but I had to install the windows version of the stuffit software just to extract a file that contained the only version I found of something I needed.

        You do not appreciate the existence of an extract plugin for exotic formats until you are in a situation like this one, and at least ace lets you download the free extractor alone; maybe it is my fault, but I had to  download the whole stuffit for  home users and I do not want to create g programs sit files (or have zillions of archiving tools installed).

        Best Regards

         
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      I just moved to 7zip from ZipGenius and I have far fewer complaints. 7zip's speed leaves ZG in the dust. At a penny per megabyte, ultra compression isn't as important as it once was but 7zip can compress further than ZG. It's command line controls are better. I do feel that the UI could be made more intuitive and the documentation expanded but these are minor points.

      7zip is better than ZipGenius.

      Dave

       
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      the only archive i want supported by 7-zip is LZH files.  and personally, having one of those nifty right click context menus that works with drag and drop would make me switch to 7z instead of using TugZip.  really, that's all 7-Zip needs to be my archiver of choice :P

       
      • Stebs

        Stebs - 2004-10-04

        You can have right click drag and drop (extract here etc.) with the old 3.13 version if you exchange those dlls: http://home.socal.rr.com/tateu/Software/7Zip_dlls.7z
        Hopefully someone does also similar dlls for the new version (tateu -the autor of those dlls-  even released the sourcecode), until then I'm stuck to the old version...

         
    • Nobody/Anonymous

      .LZH file support would be nice, and that nifty drag and drop support via context menu that so many other archivers have... aside from that, 7-zip is perfect as it lacks bloating and thus is extremely fast.

       

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