[REBOL] Re: zip file support wanted - help needed
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 14-Mar-2001 10:54
Robert M. Muench
> > -----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/core031.zip/rebol.exe
> 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