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giorgiotani

Giorgio Tani nob, Italy
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PeaZip

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Score 78.0%
Aug 20 2019
Thank you for the positive feedback, I hope my project may be useful for you! - Feb 12 2007
Hi, thank you for the feedback!
In the near future I'll invest some developing time in improving KDE desktop integration with .desktop files, hoping also to get some hints ideas from KDE users, from different Linux distribution and from different KDE releases.
Somewhere in the future probably I'll be also able to compile PeaZip for Qt from the IDE I use (Lazarus) but for the moment the support for Qt is under quite early development and I stayed on GTK that have in Lazaru IDE a more mature support, I appreciate both developing environment.
As for self-extracting archive, PeaZip (through included POSIX 7z) is jet able to create Windows self extracting archives (based on 7z compression), and as you say, it's a very handy function, expecially in some situations.
I hope your experience with PeaZip may be good and I hope you may find some functions you may like and find useful! - Feb 09 2007
Hi, I'm sorry to annoying you.
AFAIK KDE-apps.org is focused on applications which runs in KDE, not in Qt-only applications (even if I didn't find any clear notice about that before publishing my entry here, so I may be wrong).
Having my application no hard dependency with Gnome which would make it not run in KDE, I felt poitive about publishing it there, since I'm using it from a while happily in both desktop managers (and other minor ones).
This morning I added a pachage which provides .desktop files and simple instructions to have PeaZip in KDE's start and service menus whithout throwing away it's by design desktop-independence (for a generic KDE release on a generic Linux distribution).
I hope it may be a starting point (certainly not an arrive point) to addressing integration issues that other KDE-apps.org users, more than rightfully, rised yesterday.
I hope you can change your mind about the application, maybe in a future release, and I'm however glad to have offered it to the Open Source community even if I'm sure that it cannot seem useful or wothy to any people or any community.
Regards
Giorgio - Feb 09 2007
Hi, thanking the suggestions of KDE-Apps users I added PeaZip_KDE_integration.tar.gz, a tiny package with .desktop files and instruction (for a generic Linux system with KDE) to make it work (briefly, link PeaZip to one of the bin libraries, copy the two .desktop files to given locations, done!).
PeaZip can be added in this way to Start Menu and to Konqueror's Service Menus; you can still use PeaZip as a portable, autocontained application, just re-applying KDE integration package on the machines where you want it to be integrated with KDE.
This is a first attempt to implement the integration, released quickly following the OS motto 'release early, release soon', so any suggestion and hint to make it more functional, and any test on various Linux distribution (I tested it on my SUSE 10) is very welcome! - Feb 09 2007
Well, the application was indeed intended to be as autocontained as possible, to be used with as more close look and feel as possible in different Linux desktops (even ones lighter than KDE and Gnome) and on Windows, making easier to deploy it in mixed desktop environments... in facts it starts from radically different perspective than an application like Ark.
However thanking on your feedback now I'm more aware about the KDE users perception of the importance of integration in the desktop system, and sure in next releases or in upcoming repackaging of the present version I'll integrate it, thanking the very powerful Service Menus mechanism that allows to do so without compromising the portability of the application (in this, KDE is really great).
As for features offered (volume spanning, encryption, p7zip frontend, PAQ compression support) they are exaustively explained in the documentation. - Feb 08 2007
Thank you for the feedback, I think real-wolrd user's comments are essential for better focusing the development of a software project.
I think the best way in integrating an application of this type in KDE would be through Konqueror's Service Menus; it would not influence it's portability in different Linux desktops environments and will give fast access to key applications functions for KDE users.
I would be glad in discussing pros, cons and other viable solutions, thank you in advance! - Feb 08 2007
Hi, thank you both for the replies!
I must say you are right, however the reason I decided about submitting the application both to gnomefile.org and to kde-apps.org is mainly that the application is not strictly dependent from the desktop environment (in fact it's developed with Lazarus which is a great IDE to write portable applications).
So, as I intended to write the application to be not system or desktop depedent, I also decided (IMHO, coherently) to submit it to both of the major Linux download sites even if it's not strictly neither KDE nor Gnome dependent, even if you are right in that using GTK (even if statically) makes it more close to Gnome world.
I hope to not have misplaced the application submitting it to this site and if you feel it eligible for removal from KDE-Apps, please let me know.
Regards,
Giorgio - Feb 08 2007
Since it's a standalone, almost autocontained application (apart for the aforementioned libgdk_pixbuf library dependency), it is not dependent from a particular Linux distribution or a particular desktop manager (I tested it succesfully on KDE and Gnome, on SUSE and Ubuntu), and can run from the path you prefer, even a removable unit.
That make it a feasible solution for a portable archiver which can run on different Linux machines, and the Windows port make it IMHO a good choice for mixed Linux/Windows user environments, having a single, almost identical, application to support on both platforms. - Feb 06 2007
PeaZip precompiled packages for Linux have the only dependency for libgdk_pixbuf library, apart from that packages can be extracted and run.
The package statically compiled with GTK2 (primary download) is recommended for most Linux desktop user.
Sources (lazarus/FreePascal) and documentation (.pdf) are available on project's page on SourceForge, along with most up to date precompiled package; for that reason all download links point to this page rather than to the file itself. - Feb 06 2007
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