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Re: Bug#160928: ITP: 7zip -- why this is ITP?

I do not understand why this is ITPed?  Please explain. ;-)

It is Windows software. ;-(  Requires SDK from Microsoft >;-<

On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 03:57:03PM -0500, Drew Scott Daniels wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Graham Wilson wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 16, 2002 at 08:21:24AM -0500, Drew Scott Daniels wrote:
> > > It might be nice to note in the description that 7-zip does better
> > > compression than pkzip and other archivers for the .zip archive
> > > format.
> >
> > is is better than infozip's zip?

No.  Because it does not compile for non-windows environment.

7-Zip is a file archiver for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP.

7-Zip is free software distributed under the GNU LGPL.

If you will disclose any bugs in programs, sources,
documentation, please, send some report to the author.

You may freely send your comments and suggestions to
Igor Pavlov, the author of the 7-Zip:

How to compile
To compile sources you need Visual C++ 6.0.
For compiling some files you also need
new Platform SDK from Microsoft' Site.

Dah,  I do not know why this is on ITP?

Unless you have clear reason to ITP this, please close this.

I do not know how he revwerse engineered RAR too. 

Also code rely on endian for i386.  Short but not portable.

It looked neat code, though.  Many "windows"ing codes.  darn...

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