[REBOL] Re: zip file support wanted - help needed
From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 14-Mar-2001 10:22
> -----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 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?
> 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