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[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/
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