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[REBOL] Re: zip file support wanted - help needed

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 14-Mar-2001 10:54

Robert M. Muench wrote:
> > -----Original Message----- > > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]On > > Behalf Of Petr Krenzelok > > Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 8:24 AM > > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > > Subject: [REBOL] zip file support wanted - help needed > > > today I talked to Carl at Express conference. We talked about > > possibility of adding .zip support to Rebol. Few ppl requested the > > feature some time ago, and I can personally find it usefull. > > Hi Petr, yes I think it's a good idea. > > > write %rebol.exe read zip:///c/rebol/download/ > > Looks OK to me. > > > Rebol currently has some kind of compression/decompression available. > > Should this be changed or a new one added? >
Carl expressed opinion, that they internally use compression/decompression already and would not like to add second one. I am not sure we can proceed without knowing how it works inside Rebol. Perhaps someone from RT could clarify or set some guidelines for us to proceed?
> > Carl agreed to support requested feature, but RT lacks enough manpower > > to handle all tasks they need to do. So - is here anyone who knows C > > well, and would like to code it for RT? > > Well, this sounds very good. I might help for this part. How to proceed? >
as stated above. If you already know how to help the situation, or you have anything concrete in mind, please express it here ....
> > Or at least - are there any > > sources available to study, or even complete open source solutions (of > > course, with licence allowing RT to add it into Rebol)? > > Didn't checked the license but there is a ZIP compressor within the PNG > graphics format package. I think it's ZLIB. Don't know if its suitable but > worth a look anyway. Robert M. Muench >
yes: Cheers, -pekr-