PeaZip Changelog

New in version 5.6.1

June 15th, 2015
  • BACKEND:
  • Added read only support (list, test, extract) to RAR5 format through RarLab's unrar
  • currently the plugin is available only for Windows or Wine/ReactOS, Linux version will be analyzed and tested for future updates
  • due the non-OSI compatible unrar restriction (even if the software provides sources and is royalty-free) the software is available as separate plugin on Add-Ons page
  • due the different syntax between RarLab's unrar and 7z/p7zip's unrar, following differences apply when handling RAR5 format
  • recursivity with advanced filters is always enabled
  • renaming options always rename the file being extracted
  • CODE:
  • Added LIBRE_DIRECTIVE option to disallow any call to software which is non-free under OSI definition
  • if set to 0 (permissive) PeaZip will use all available backend, both free-as-in-freedom and royalty-free
  • if set to 1 (flexible) PeaZip will disallow any call to royalty-free but non free-as-in-freedom backend, currently: unace and unrar binaries
  • if set to 2 (strict) PeaZip will disallow calls even in case of dubious status, currently apply to unrar functions in 7z/p7zip due to non-reversibility clause
  • Various minor fixes

New in version 5.6.0 (April 28th, 2015)

  • Backend:
  • Added full read/write support to BCM file compressor
  • Updated to ZPAQ 7.05
  • improved support, now it is possible to add content to existing zpaq archive
  • File manager:
  • Archive selection dialogs improved with custom filters for common archive types
  • File submenu improved with direct links to update, convert and extract archives
  • new hotkeys: Shift+F5 add selected to archive, Ctrl+F5 extract selected, Alt+F5 extract archive (opens archive selection dialog)
  • Tray icon menu improved with direct links to update, convert and extract archives
  • Improved dialog for setting custom applications and scripts, moved in Options
  • Fixed custom applications not found in some cases on Win64 systems
  • both 32 and 64 bit program paths are scanned, 64 bit version have the priority
  • Improved Help and About screens
  • F4 now shows navigation menu, jump to archive/computer root moved to Ctrl+Shift+F4
  • Alt+0 toggle application's tool bar
  • Various improvements and fixes
  • Extraction and archiving:
  • PeaExtractor 1.1 code merged in pealauncher component
  • Created default location to save archive layout files
  • Non-verbose mode for archive conversion (default option)

New in version 5.5.3 (January 18th, 2015)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) Updated to 7z 9.38 beta
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved application's context menu and navigation menu
  • Improved address breadcrumb: separator icons can now be clicked to display directories in the selected node
  • Various fixes

New in version 5.5.2 (December 23rd, 2014)

  • BACKEND:
  • (Windows) Updated to 7z 9.35 beta
  • LZMA2 is the new default algorithms for .7z format
  • defaults updated accordingly new reference settings for 7z
  • new 7z version drops support for Windows 9.x, which remains supported by PeaZip 5.5.1 and previous
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) Improved on demand scanning integration, up to 8 concurrent antivirus / antimalware, both in-archive (compressed files) and in filesystem
  • Added support for Avast Pro / Internet Security, ClamWin, Comodo Cleaning Essentials, ESET NOD32 / Smart Security
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added hint overlays on extraction and archiving screens, overlays are replaced by standard popup hints when clicked, and when some input files are already selected

New in version 5.5.1 (December 9th, 2014)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows) Added support for scanning with Windows Defender
  • Information column, when browsing files, shows a note about file types which can be handled through PeaZip
  • '+' known archive file type, open with double click
  • '.' known file type usually not handled as archive, open with context menu "Open as archive" (i.e. MS Office files)
  • Improved links to online resources
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • While operating, Pause button is highlighted instead of Stop by default, to prevent unaware click canceling running tasks
  • Fixed extraction to new folder from application's drag and drop context menu
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • New installation mode: "Update only" install new program's files and keeps existing system integration unchanged (file association, context menu, send to menu)
  • Installer shows link to Help and FAQ pages
  • ISO files are not associated to PeaZip by default, to avoid overriding system's defaults unless explicitly requested by user
  • Configure system integration tool starts Custom installation mode by default, to prompt user all options
  • 181 file extensions supported, added support for Microsoft's .mlc Language Interface Pack and .mui Multilingual User Interface

New in version 5.5.0 (October 19th, 2014)

  • BACKEND:
  • PeaZip Additional Format Plugin 2, now containing also quad and balz binaries
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Image manager
  • Added 4K and 8K formats pre-sets in fit image to resolution
  • Added JPEG quality 90, 75 and 50 to Image manager pre-set context menu entries
  • Added TIFF, PPM, and XPM formats as image conversion options
  • Added to context menu (in Image manager group) common pre-set entries for resize, fit, and convert operations
  • New advanced rename functions (context menu): uppercase, lowercase, add string at fixed position, delete n chars at fixed position, replace/remove string (optionally case sensitive), change file extension
  • New file rename dropdown menu also featured in File management tool bar
  • New advanced selection features
  • Starting with same character (optionally case sensitive) of selected object
  • Size similar to selected object; size smaller/larger than
  • Date similar to selected object; current hour, day, week, month, year
  • Advanced selection dialog Select..., features add/subtract to current selection, available in toolbar, address bar (search group) and context menu
  • New Copy path feature: copy current path or selected items paths as UTF8 string for any use
  • Various fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added "Halt system after task completion" flag in Advanced compression/extraction options tab
  • Added option to remove single intermediate directory upon Extract to new folder operation in Options > Settings > Archive management
  • PeaLauncher
  • New task options dropdown menu in the button on the left of "Cancel", showing thread priority option and "Cancel all"
  • "Cancel" notification no longer trigger additional message box
  • New "Cancel all" function stop the sequence of following tasks
  • 179 file extensions supported:
  • Added support for .xzm Porteus Linux packages

New in version 5.4.1 (August 14th, 2014)

  • Tabs for the new UI
  • Improved Compression and Extraction menus
  • New Path submenu to explore last used directories and drag and drop items from system to application

New in version 5.4.0 (July 8th, 2014)

  • Release 5.4.0 brings a major refresh in GUI design, in order to speed up user's work flow, and make easier to discover useful functions (as new quick archiving/compression pre-sets) and most relevant information.
  • It is now possible to automatically remove original files after archival, and to remove original archives after extraction, with customizable deletion procedure (recycle, quick / zero / secure delete), that can also be added to exported scripts / scheduled tasks.
  • Alongside many other improvements and updates, ZPAQ backend was updated to 6.54.
  • PeaZip 5.x family introduced a major code and design cleanup: improved navigation menus, faster add to archive routine, improved inclusion/exclusion advanced filters, new synthetic archive information function, improved UAC integration, localized Windows context menu.
  • New features includes: Schedule tab in Archive/Convert and Extract interfaces (integrated with Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 Task Scheduler), new secure deletion of free space and new zero deletion mode (overwriting files/free space with all 0), standalone GUI for basic archive extraction (Tools > PeaExtractor) and for basic file management tasks (Tools > PeaUtils), pre-set compression profiles for single-click switching between most common compression task, i.e. best compression, fast compression, protect with password, create self extracting archive, keep output under a specified size for mail attachment, etc.
  • 178 file extensions are supported.

New in version 5.3.1 (May 4th, 2014)

  • Various fixes
  • Improved handling of double file extension when creating archives
  • Updated translations and Windows' context menu localization scripts

New in version 5.3.0 (April 13th, 2014)

  • BACKEND:
  • [Windows] Updated to FreeArc 0.67 alpha
  • CODE:
  • Compiled with Lazarus 1.2.0
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • [W7+] Added localization for cascaded system's context menu entries
  • [Windows, installable] Options > Settings > Reset now also asks if the user wants to reset system integration
  • Bookmarks can now be sorted by name
  • File browser (details mode) shows icons for special paths
  • Find duplicate files and checksum/hash automatically switches browser to list mode to display results
  • Multi threading option is remembered
  • Navigation bar "+" button switches between navigation view and tree view
  • Improved treeview sidebar, showing icons for folders, disks and special paths
  • Function list moved to popup menu from button on the left of status bar
  • New multi-functional popup menu on the left of address bar, toggle between bookmarks, filesystem and history
  • Session history available as status bar view
  • Updated "Seven" theme
  • Various minor fixes and enhancements
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Console field content is now automatically valorized when Console tab is accessed
  • Enumerate folder content option is now set as a switch in archive creation screen
  • Improved inclusion filters for archive creation
  • "Include only" apply inclusion filter to input directories (files individually added are always archived)
  • "Include also" allows to freely specify extra items/filters to be archived (works as inclusion filter worked in previous versions)
  • inclusion and exclusion lists accepts drag and drop of items from system
  • New Info mode for synthetic information about archive, old Info mode remapped to "List (with details)"
  • New Compression profiles list, automating settings for most common compression task (i.e. best compression, fast compression, protect with password, self extracting, keep output under specified size...)
  • the list is available in favourite formats dropdown menu, in Add button context menu (browser) and from arrow button on the left of OK (compression screen)
  • New task progress bar identifies tasks that are paused (yellow) or ended in error (red)
  • LINUX, Qt:
  • Recompiled with Qt bindings V2.5, compatible with Qt from 4.5 to 4.8

New in version 5.2.2 (February 25th, 2014)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added preconfigured support for OneDrive path, when applicable
  • Improved help system and updated documentation:
  • F1 points to translated tutorial (if available in selected language) featuring links to online resources and local help file
  • Alt+F1 points to local help file (English, .pdf format)
  • Shift+F1 points to online Support page, which features multilingual manuals, contacts etc
  • Ctrl+F1 points to online FAQ page, which features question & answer type guide to common topics
  • Existing language files were updated to include correct links to online resources and documentation
  • Open with associated application: changed behavior, now open using standard system's file association, while doubleclick checks internal extended file association with uncommon formats with PeaZip before
  • Standalone simplified GUI linked from main menu, Tools:
  • PeaExtractor minimal GUI for extraction of single archives
  • PeaUtils minimal GUI (new) for interactive use of file management features (hash, secure delete, etc)
  • Various minor fixes and visual updates.

New in version 5.2.1 (December 27th, 2013)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Improved secure file delete and secure free space delete
  • All modes with n>=4 iterations now uses overwrite with all 0 and overwrite with al 1 (FF byte) for the two first iterations (followed by n-2 iteration overwriting with random data), faster and more secure due to most recommendations for secure deletion protocols, as USAF System Security Instruction 5020, Schneier's Algorithm, Communications Security Establishment Canada ITSG-06, British HMG Infosec Standard 5 Enhanced Standard
  • Updated Tracker link, and improved links to online resources
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Installer built with new InnoSetup 5.5.4

New in version 5.2.0 (November 25th, 2013)

  • BACKEND:
  • UPX 3.91
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows Vista and newer) Improved UAC integration for archiving and extraction functions
  • Improved file deletion modes
  • Added very_fast mode (single pass random data) to Secure delete
  • Fast mode (two pass random data) is now default mode for secure delete
  • Added Zero delete, deletion mode overwriting existing file with all 0
  • (Windows) Introduced free space deletion modes
  • Added Secure delete free space, overwriting with random data multiple times (same as secure file delete)
  • Added Zero delete free space, overwriting with all 0 to improve compressibility of filesystem (i.e. disk image backup, virtual machine optimization)
  • Re-introduced local help file for offline support
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • (Linux) fixed using output path as working directory
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • "Extract all to" starts from input folder (or default extraction path, if set)
  • Implemented extract/archive to original input folder: multiple input files from different paths can be extracted/archived each in its own path in a single pass
  • 177 file extensions supported:
  • Added support for .msu (Microsoft update) and .mpp (Microsoft Project file)

New in version 5.1.1 (October 7th, 2013)

  • Fixes, recompiled with Lazarus/FPC 1.0.12.

New in version 5.1.0 (September 2nd, 2013)

  • CODE:
  • Package naming convention changed to fixed mayor.minor.revision format in order to always have 5 byte size for version string
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • (Windows Vista and more recent) Added Schedule tab integrated with system Task Scheduler for ease of creating scheduled archiving/extraction (i.e. backup/restore) scripts from a single place
  • Improved bookmarks: when all bookmarks are deleted from application, bookmark list stays empty; when bookmarks are deleted by application reset or deleting bookmarks file, default bookmarks are listed
  • Various fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added support for .ipsw iOS devices firmware packages, 175 file extensions are now supported
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER:
  • Added "Check for updates link" in installer and system integration wizard

New in version 5.0.1 (July 25th, 2013)

  • CODE:
  • Compiled with Lazarus 1.0.10
  • Windows installer compiled with InnoSetup 5.5.3
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added file name information in non readable archive dialog
  • Fixed special folders (desktop, root etc) are now translated in localization language
  • Fixed some untranslated strings
  • Fixed disabling unused keyboard shortcut in each context
  • Fixed don't show file browser's hint if application is not in foreground
  • (Windows installer, Vista and more recent) added option to reset current configuration during installation process
  • Various minor fixes and improvements

New in version 5.0 (June 24th, 2013)

  • BACKEND:
  • PEA 0.44
  • UPX 3.09
  • CODE:
  • Code cleanup
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Bookmarks branch in navigation tree moved on first position, starts by default maximized and containing common useful locations
  • Improved breadcrumb context menu, unified with refresh menu
  • features history menu
  • features entries to open in specified path the system's file explorer, command prompt, new instance of PeaZip, properties, and web search
  • features quick access to relevat filesystem paths (same as "Filesystem" menu top level)
  • Improved tasks wrapper (gwrap) for readability and clarity, explore input and output paths is now featured
  • Improved Settings: reorganized and simplified
  • Improved speed of adding items to archiving operations: by default directories' content is enumerated only on request (in layout's context menu)
  • Improved tool bars, added New folder button in file manager bar and Rename in image manager
  • Improved web search function for quick access to most relevant web resources
  • New history menu containing recently visited pats and archives, session history and breadcrumb of current path (also in archive/extraction interface)
  • System tools deduplicated and moved to context menu, always accessible, more tools available
  • (Windows Vista and more recent) Added "Open PowerShell here" function
  • Various fixes and improvements, including
  • (Windows) Added quick links to user's music, pictures, and videos folders in browsing, and archiving/extraction interfaces
  • (Windows) Free disk space and % displayed in standard status bar and in archiveing/axtraction interfaces
  • (Windows) Improved adding multiple items from context menu functions
  • Added support for displaying thumbnails of xpm, and pgm images
  • Improved accessibility to various functions like bookmarks, web search, show thumbnails, open new instance, explore path...
  • Uniformed various menus and submenus so same groups of functions are easier to find at first sight
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed: extract to new folder now ignored in drag and drop operations consistently to how most file archivers work
  • Sizes of single input itmes in readable form
  • 174 file extensions supported:
  • added support to .crx Google Chrome extension, .maff Mozilla archive format, .mdf Alcohol 120 image files, and OPC files .cddx and .appv (Microsoft Application Virtualization)

New in version 4.9.2 (April 24th, 2013)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea updated to 0.43 release
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Enlarged small icon size
  • 16 px icons are now shown in 20px areas (as in Vista and newer systems file explorer) to improve usability on touch devices and high resolution screens
  • Improved Recent menu
  • menu displays also folders relevant for recent activities
  • recent folders quick selection menu in archiving and extraction interfaces does not contain duplicate recent pats
  • Various minor fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed PEA format single volume size issue on Win64
  • Fixed "keyfile not found" issue for PEA format extraction

New in version 4.9 (March 8th, 2013)

  • Code:
  • Compiled with Lazarus 1.0.6
  • File manager:
  • New theming engine with 16, 32, 48 and 96px icons.
  • New style options for decoration of image thumbnails, Options > Browser > Style
  • New Image manager context menu replicating main Image manager tool bar functions
  • New keyboard shortcuts
  • Backspace or Alt+left: go back
  • Alt+right: go forward
  • Alt+up: go up one level
  • Esc: exit compression and extraction interfaces
  • F4: go to root
  • Ctrl+F4: go to desktop
  • Shift+F4: go to home
  • Various fixes and improvements
  • Drag and drop information box shows destination path
  • Improved browser presets
  • Sort by name is always the secondary sorting criteria
  • When "Extract to new folder" option is checked it is displayed with a plus sign in "Extract" and "Extract all to" icons
  • Extraction and archiving:
  • Context menu "Add to (format)" directly starts compression without requiring further user interaction
  • Context menu "Add to .ZIP" "Zip and mail" and "Add to .7Z" uses default compression settings

New in version 4.8.1 (February 1st, 2013)

  • File manager:
  • Added shared sync folders to predefined system paths for navigation, extraction and compression, automatically detected: Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Ubuntu One
  • Bar toggling buttons (tools, address, navigation) now displays context menu on click for faster switching and better discoverability of alternative bars
  • Navigation menus were uniformed and was reduced duplication of navigation features
  • Details view now by default without thumbnails for more speed and lower resource usage, quicker switching to icons and images mode in Status bar
  • Improved bookmarking
  • Any file type can be bookmarked, bookmarked non-archive files are opened with associated applications
  • Bookmarks can be added by drag and drop from the system and from PeaZip
  • Status bar
  • Two icons for faster and more intuitive switching details / icons and pictures styles
  • Password / Keyfile icon on the right side, alongside other icons
  • One click button to close advanced views (bookmarks, clipboard, etc) and return to status bar
  • Reduced amount of information displayed on right side about navigation and selection, for better focus on important information
  • Address bar
  • Address filed / search filed separator can now be adjusted
  • Search context menu displayed clicking on search button
  • Refresh context menu displays refresh, history and recent archives
  • Improved switching from breadcrumb to classic address field
  • Minor visual enhancements, tool bar buttons with text on the side by default for better use of vertical space
  • Various minor fixes
  • EXTRACTION and archiving:
  • Set password control displayed as button and moved in output parameters area for better visibility
  • Reorganized Extraction and Archiving status bar information
  • Context menu button in Archiving and Extraction status bar on the left of confirmation button
  • Favourite archive formats context menu in Archiving interface launches directly compression/conversion in the selected format
  • Extract here / to new folder context menu in Extraction interface launches direct extraction
  • Uniformed password information, with same colour code representation of password strength as in Password dialog

New in version 4.7.3 (October 29th, 2012)

  • 4.7.3 supports 171 file extensions, added Windows 8 .appx, AutoCAD .dwfx, .xps, and other Open Packaging Conventions file formats

New in version 4.6 (June 13th, 2012)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea backend updated to 0.40
  • UPX backed updated to 3.08
  • CODE:
  • Updated used Wolfgang Ehrhardt's crypto libraries with packages crc_hash_2012-03-27, ppch_2012-03-27, and util_2012-03-27
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added "Recent archives" group in Navigation bar
  • Added quick link to "Users" folder in Filesystem group (in Navigation bar and navigation menus)
  • Improved quick jump context menu (Navigation bar, breadcrumb), now displaying first 4 bookmarks and first 4 recent archives for quick access
  • Improved address bar dropdown menu bar
  • Improved application toolbar
  • Added secure delete and properties buttons to archive manager toolbar, improved additional functions drop down menu
  • New file manager toolbar containing buttons of most common file management features
  • "+" icon on the right of the toolbar area toggles archive manager and file manager toolbars, consistently with navigation and status bar
  • Improved handling of Pea file format and of utilities provided through Pea backend
  • PEA/UNPEA operations now takes password/keyfile from PeaZip consistently with other formats
  • Pea format volume check algorithm is now set in context sensitive way with PeaZip GUI, if password is set AES EAX256 encryption is used, else SHA hash is used
  • Pea executable auto closes if no error is encountered, improving its use for chained operations: PEA/UNPEA, file split/join, secure delete
  • Improved saving resource usage when displaying several thousands of items, update intervals are better scaled
  • Updated themes
  • Fixed: dynamically loading SHMultiFileProperties to allow running the application on Windows 2000 and previous systems
  • Various minor fixes and improvements
  • Added switches -add2archive-add add to existing archive (if found) and -add2archive-update as previous switch, but updates only if files in archive are older
  • Improved browsing UNC paths
  • Improved displaying file types and icons inside some types of archive
  • Reorganized System tools submenu
  • 157 extensions supported: added support for IMA, IMG and IMZ disk images, and AIR Adobe installer files

New in version 4.5 (April 12th, 2012)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added keyboard shortcuts
  • Ctrl+Alt+F3 (web search form) and Shift+Alt+F3 (web search on peazip.org)
  • Ctrl+F5 (open path) Shift+F5 (open archive)
  • (Windows) New quick window docking menu: send PeaZip to the four sides and angles of the desktop with Ctrl+Alt+arrow
  • (Windows) Added "Properties" dialog in context menu
  • Added switches
  • -add2multiseparate: start a single instance, add multiple input to archive, each to separate archive
  • -add2multisplit (replaces add2split): start a single instance, add multiple input to file split (consolidate in tar if it is not a single file)
  • -ext2browseasarchive: force opening the file as archive
  • (Windows) Added "Check for updates" feature in help group
  • Fixed display the application in foreground when started
  • (Windows) Improved startup times in slow network environment
  • By default, does not get mapped network drives information
  • If set to get information, in case of failure the switch is ignored for the session, and then tried again in next sessions
  • Improved "Save job definition"
  • Featured as context menu in archiving and extraction interfaces
  • (Windows) by default saves as .bat file with default system's character encoding, so the script can be directly executed
  • It is now possible to save job definition for extracting multiple files at once
  • It is now possible to save job definition for archiving each input item to separate archives
  • Job definition scripts are saved by default in PeaZip's applications data path (user specific for installable version)
  • Improved file split/join features
  • (Windows) Split file featured by default in system context menu
  • Split is by default a favourite format (Add button's context menu, Archive interface)
  • Re-introduced file split/join entries in File tools submenu
  • Selecting Split format automatically switches volume size to Custom
  • Fixed a graphic glitch in displaying file split buttons
  • No checksum by default, consistently with default behavior of other file split utilities
  • Improved file/archive manager
  • Improved context menu, now divided in 3 functional areas
  • Archive management (top) add, extract, test, password...
  • Navigation (middle) navigation and organization features (browser mode, sorting, select)
  • File management (bottom) open with, rename, delete, properties...
  • Improved status area
  • Status area displays a quick switch button between views (same as Alt+8)
  • Status bar and Details bar displays basic controls to customize browser type and size
  • Improved Details view
  • Improved toolbar area, buttons are auto sized for optimal placement
  • Improved navigation bar
  • More prominence given to Open path, Open archive, and Search and drag here, moved in a top level branch expaneded by default
  • Application menu opens selected objects with chosen application, launches the application if nothing is selected
  • Added quick jump context menu to navigation bar (same popup menu as for the root of breadcrumb in the address bar)
  • Improved Web search adding search in Google+ and SourceForge

New in version 4.4 (January 30th, 2012)

  • File manager:
  • 136 file extensions supported (added .oxt file format)
  • Fixed integration of PEA format with context menu
  • Fixed untranslated text in Password form
  • Improved extraction against unintended automatic extraction without paths: when extracting while browsing in flat mode the ignore paths directive is overridden
  • Improved deleting directories, first retry automatically (in case files temporarily locked by the system or resident software during the first attempt), then ask user about possible locked files
  • Improved -peazipreset switch for selective removal of configuration and of customizations (Applications, Bookmarks, and Password manager)
  • It is now possible to use only keyfiles for encryption (alongside only password, or both), consistently with Password manager encryption
  • Password manager shows up to date dropdown menu in Password form each time it is updated
  • Extraction and archiving:
  • Archiving and extraction interfaces were made simpler to read and use
  • Input area is now in the top side of the form in the first tab, output area (with output name and most important options) is in the bottom area
  • Removed redundant information and graphic
  • Improved aspect with larger fonts, and on Linux
  • In archiving interface compression level option was added in the first tab, and output name fild can be directly edited (changing archive type and using dialog displays standard name suggestion, as in previous versions)

New in version 4.3 (December 27th, 2011)

  • BACKEND:
  • Added support to open as archive EPUB ebook file format, a total of 135 file extensions are supported - formats usually not handled as archives can be opened from PeaZip's context menu "Open as archive" rather being associated with the application directly, which would be inconvenient for most users.
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Address field can now be set to be viewed as breadcrumb (default) or string, with "Show address as breadcrumb" flag in address bar navigation dropdown menu
  • Improved password management
  • Flag "Keep password for current session" (default) in password form, to remember password and keyfile for the current session; unflagging this option password and keyfile are kept until a new archive is browsed
  • Fixed bug in keeping "Show password" flag
  • Keyfile field now accepts paste and free edit
  • Password manager
  • passwords list (may even contain keyfiles name, if desired) can be saved with authenticated encryption and optional two factor authentication
  • a default password is used unless the user sets password and/or keyfile, recommended to keep privacy of data saved in the password manager
  • once password/keyfile is set, authentication will be required before accessing data from password manager
  • password list is shown in password form, in the dropdown menu on the left of password filed (when selected, are automatically applied to confirmation field)
  • password and notes can also be copied and pasted where needed, i.e. password manager can be used to store passwords for other applications, websites, etc
  • password list can be exported
  • as plain text file, containing unencrypted data, for any use
  • as encrypted file, for backup
  • a password list's .bak file can be manually imported back as password manager file, renaming it as pm (no extension) and copying it to PeaZip's configuration path (linked in Options > Settings); this file will have the same content and password it had when it was originally saved. This mechanism in example allows to roll back to a previous password list, or maintain various off line password lists, or exchange protected password lists with other users or other machines
  • Improved search
  • It is now possible to set search recursivity from search popup menu
  • It is now possible to set default for search recursivity
  • Fixed: create ARC with relative paths fails if path contains space
  • Open as archive moved to root level of file browser context menu for better visibility

New in version 4.2 (November 21st, 2011)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Immersive mode for file browser (full screen, no window border), toggle with Ctrl+F11 (option is volatile, not saved in configuration, it is just meant for enhancing browsing space on request)
  • Improved custom applications menus
  • allows 8 more applications, links or scripts
  • automatically detects recent AVG versions, Microsoft Security Essentials, Google Chrome
  • Improved thumbnail viewer
  • does not rebuild thumbnails when sorting
  • free memory changing small/large icon size
  • Fixed: (Windows) browsing computer's root may fail at application startup
  • Fixed: (Windows) loading list of objects from system context menu may not work under some conditions, only the first time application runs in a session
  • Fixed: descending sorting is now remembered
  • Fixed: correct size is now reported in status bar for selected items over 2GB
  • Various minor fixes and improvements
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • ARC format, now archiving relative paths by default, optionally absolute paths can be stored (advanced options tab in archive creation interface)
  • More information dispayed in report tab during operation: completed strings are displayed

New in version 4.1 (October 24th, 2011)

  • BACKEND:
  • Pea 0.39
  • CODE:
  • Optimized installer, help file is now by default online, users save it locally only if desired
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • File tools
  • Checksum/hash (selected/displayed) files fully integrated in file manager, algorithm can be selected from a wide array of 15 algorithms: Adler32, CRC16/24/32/64, eDonkey, MD4, MD5, Ripemd160, SHA1, SHA224/256/386/512, Whirlpool512
  • Fast duplicate finder (selected/displayed) fully integrated in file manager, can find duplicate files in directories or search filters, uses the algorithm selected for Checksum/hash function
  • Split/Join file entry hidden in File tools submenu, as the features are fully integrated in Add/Extract
  • Fixed: quick and secure delete functions can now operate on read only files (Windows)
  • Improved handling potentially lengthy job interacting with file manager
  • checksum, find duplicates and rename displays progress in title bar, and have an uniform activity indicator (progress bar in address bar), and uniform model for stopping (stop button in address bar)
  • Improved address bar
  • Added history context menu to back and forward icons
  • Added computer's root icon in address bar's breadcrumb
  • Added context menu with synthetic quick jump list (most common filesystem paths and bookmarks 1..8) to computer's root icon
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Ctrl+F2 copy to
  • Shift+F2 move to
  • Ctrl+F4 browse computer root (Ctrl+U removed)
  • Shift+F4 browse desktop
  • F7 add to bookmarks
  • Ctrl+F7 open in a new instance of PeaZip
  • Shif+F7 open command prompt in selected path
  • Alt+F7 explore selected path
  • Advanced filters shortcut changed to Shift+F9
  • Ctrl+F10 run as different user
  • Alt+F10 run as administrator
  • F11 toggle maximized mode
  • Rename single or multiple selected files using middle mouse button
  • Search
  • Searching from filter field now apply recursivity, if set, as searching with F3
  • Simple search mode in Organize menu (optional, flagged by default) for easier searches
  • Various speed and responsiveness improvements
  • (Windows Vista and newer) UAC integration: main menu Options > Run as administrator (Alt+F10) to perform operations requiring elevated permission
  • (Linux) fixed problem in Ctrl+A to select all
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Archiving path is cheched if accessible and writeable before attempting to write the output file
  • More information given in the graphic wrapper during extraction/archiving operations

New in version 4.0 (September 21st, 2011)

  • No file is selected when an archive is opened (generally, anytime listing root level of the archive), so by default extract button performs "extract all"
  • F2 remapped to rename file(s) as in Windows' file explorer
  • Unchanged: Ctrl+F2 browse desktop, Shift+F2 browse computer root, Ctrl+Shift+F2 browse archive's root
  • Extraction and archiving
  • PeaLauncher improved as standalone application, at startup accepts drag and drop of a single archive to be extracted (or alternatively it can start file selection dialog)
  • Elapsed time string shows minutes and seconds if the job takes more than one minute

New in version 3.9.1 (August 29th, 2011)

  • BACKEND:
  • Fewer FreeArc's SFX modules are now embedded by default: arc-tiny.linux.sfx, freearc.sfx, freearc-installer.sfx, freearc-tiny.sfx. If needed, other self extracting modules can still be downloaded from FreeArc's official website for free.
  • Main executables are no longer compressed with UPX, resulting in a bit larger disk occupation (about 7MB) but smaller installer (about 1.5 MB) and less RAM usage (each instance does no longer need to be uncompressed in memory to run)
  • If it is critical to reduce disk occupation, executables can be compressed with UPX through PeaZip itself
  • FILE MANAGER:
  • Added history popup menu rightclicking on refresh button in address bar
  • Added search history popup menu rightclicking on search button in address bar
  • Changed low contrast text color to avoid it being the same color of default form color in Classic Windows theme for Vista/7
  • Minor fixes
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Fixed speed calculation for jobs lasting past midnight

New in version 3.9 (August 1st, 2011)

  • FILE MANAGER
  • Fixed bug in saving window's height when using PeaZip from context menu
  • Re-introduced and improved contextual menus for toolbar buttons
  • Add: shows favorite formats menu to directly select the archive format
  • Convert: as add, but the favorite format menu starts archive conversion
  • Extract: shows menu to extract all and (when browsing archives) displayed or selected content
  • Extract all to: shows quick extraction menu
  • Test: shows additional functions menu
  • Reorganized keyboard shortcuts
  • Organize shortcuts, related the way file/archive browser displays content, are associated to Alt combinations
  • Alt+0 swap tool bar (priority to functions) and address bar (priority to navigation)
  • Alt+1 hide/show menu bar
  • Alt+2 toggle toolbar mode
  • Alt+3 hide/show address bar
  • Alt+4 toggle navigation bar
  • Alt+5 toggle broser mode
  • Alt+6 toggle
  • Alt+7 Toggle sorting
  • Ctrl+Alt+1 sort by name
  • Ctrl+Alt+2 sort by type
  • Ctrl+Alt+3 sort by size
  • Ctrl+Alt+4 sort by packed size
  • Ctrl+Alt+5 sort by date
  • Ctrl+Alt+6 sort by attributes
  • Ctrl+Alt+7 sort by crc
  • Alt+8 toggle status bar
  • Shift+Alt+0..6 jump to specific status bar view
  • Alt+9 configure custom applications
  • Quick options (Shift+Ctrl combinations): added Shift+Ctrl+O to toggle "open output path when job completes"
  • Common operations are associated to Ctrl combinations (unchanged)
  • F3 start search while in PeaZip's file browser, and system's search while in other modes (in order to search and drag files/folder to PeaZip)
  • Alt+F3 always start system's search
  • Reorganized browser's context menu and other GUI elements
  • explore path made more prominent, featured in main context menu (and in navigation popup menu)
  • select all made more prominent featured in main context menu grouped with Sort by submenu
  • displayed sort column in status bar, especially useful when browser is not in Details mode
  • Themes
  • added 48 px icons, used in "icons" mode (any browser's size)
  • added themes with embedded graphic: Seven-embedded (now default theme for all systems) and Nographic-embedded
  • Seven and Firecrystal themes are distributed as compressed packages, this allows faster installation deploying less files
  • Size submenu in Organize, for selecting size of browser's icons
  • small (default) small icons 16 px (in details and list mode) / large icons 64 px (in icons mode)
  • medium 32 px / 128 px
  • large 64 px / 256 px
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING
  • Added extraction support for ZIPX format
  • WINDOWS INSTALLER
  • Added file association for ZIPX files
  • Added shortcut in Start menu to reset the application to factory settings
  • 134 file extensions supported (.zipx files)

New in version 3.8 (June 13th, 2011)

  • CODE:
  • Added a constant switch COMPQT to fix some visual and functional problems compiling the application for Qt on Linux, default is 0, if experiencing problems with the compiled binary set it to 1 for better results on Qt on Linux
  • EXTRACTION and ARCHIVING:
  • Added write support for WIM and XZ formats
  • Added context menu handlers for right button drag and drop operation from application to system
  • from file browser: move, copy, extract, extract in new folder
  • from within archives: extract selected here, extract all here (both also in new folder)
  • Added "Extract all to..." button on toolbar
  • Fixed adding files to existing archives through "Add" procedure
  • Fixed updating archive content in application window bar after delete operations
  • Fixed browsing files with .bz extension and its variants
  • Fixed creating new folder if folder with same name exists, in extraction and archive conversion
  • Fixed restoring archive content in application window bar after exiting "Extract" procedure
  • Fixed show correct path in the breadcrumb when opening and empty or non readable archive
  • Various minor fixes
  • 133 file extensions supported (improved support for .bz2 variants; .ipa files)

New in version 3.7 (April 7th, 2011)

  • Backend:
  • Pea 0.35
  • (Linux) p7zip 0.9.20
  • Code:
  • Compiled with -O3 optimizations
  • Compiled with Lazarus 0.9.30, done preliminary code cleanup to improve compatibility with 0.9.31 and following releases
  • Replaced TNotebook (deprecated) with TPageControl
  • File manager related functions moved from pea_utils (dependent on crypto library) to list_utils (not dependent on the crypto library)
  • Moved application's initialization code from FormCreate to FormShow event
  • Updated *_utils units to introduce new features for improving and customizing the application
  • Used pure pascal replacement for crc_hash library units
  • File manager:
  • Automatic hint window on Listview to highlight data about file/folder below the mouse cursor
  • (Windows) Improved browser aspect in Icon mode
  • Improved navigation
  • Added breadcrumb address field displaying up to 8 parent paths
  • click on names to jump to parent directories
  • click on spacer arrows or on free space on the breadcrumb to switch to classic editable address field, leave the control to return to the breadcrumb
  • rightclick on the breadcrumb to show a popup menu displaying full path of parent paths (up to 8) and computer's root
  • Implemented fast swicthing between navigation and treeview mode navigator
  • Improved navigation sidebar's treeview mode (Shift+Ctrl+3), navigating a folder updates the selected foler in the treeview
  • Simplified address bar
  • Removed history button from address bar (it is featured in navigation button on the left of the address field)
  • Refresh placed on the right of address field
  • Search placed on the right of filter field
  • Improved sorting: sorting is possible also in non-details modes using "Sort by" menu in main menu and browser's context menu
  • Linked PeaZip's tracker in help menu to help users in filing bug reports and feature requests
  • Tool bar and Address bar can be swapped in position to give visual priority either to functions or to navigation
  • Themes: tool bar and address bar can be optionally themed with a texture
  • Web search: added menu entries to search with PeaZip Search, powered by Google Custom Search
  • Various minor fixes and enhancements
  • Archiving:
  • When creating archives containing multiple files or folders, the archive is named as the parent folder of the items, except if "add to separate archives" option is flagged.

New in version 3.6.2 (February 28th, 2011)

  • For all formats handled through 7z backend it is improved recognition of non-standard archives.
  • The feasibility of running PeaZip Portable from read-only paths was improved.
  • Various minor fixes.

New in version 3.6.1 (February 10th, 2011)

  • Code:
  • Compiled with -O3 optimizations
  • File manager:
  • File browser can now rename (Ctrl+R) multiple files at once
  • Fixed: correct handling of maximized window state
  • Fixed: navigating from the treeview updates history
  • Improved sorting, sort function keeps context of previously sorted columns
  • Middle mouse button navigate up one level
  • Various minor fixes and improvements
  • Other:
  • Translations updated

New in version 3.6 (December 27th, 2010)

  • Backend:
  • Updated to Pea 0.34
  • Code:
  • Updated Wolfgang Ehrhardt's crypto lybrary with crc_hash_2010-12-19
  • File manager:
  • Fixed: installable version unable to update archives on Windows 64 bit
  • o default 7z working dir (-w parameter) changed to explicitly set to use output path if 7z working dir is set to temporary folder, let 7z determinate the appropriate path when deleting files from a file supported through 7z backend, apply 7z working dir preference
  • Fixed button position and size with large fonts / high dpi
  • o StringGrid's rows are now auto sized
  • Modal buttons text is now translated
  • Open output path moved from Options to Add and Extract interfaces for better visibility
  • On archive creation, if password is set and the format supports encryption, the encryption label is evidenced in green for better visibility
  • New option for ignoring paths for drag and drop extraction (default on)
  • o with ignore path directive applied, extraction through 7z and freearc backends will be performed using e (extract without paths) instead of x (extract with paths), in order to extract files from the archive without recreating the parent path's directory tree on the extraction destination
  • o with this new directive applied by default, all partial extraction operations starting from the file/archive browser (extract and open, and extraction by drag and drop), behaves uniformly trying to extract selected file(s) without recreating parent path tree
  • o the directive is overridden if a directory is selected, as extraction without paths will lose information about directory tree below that directory
  • o see Options > Settings, Open archive tab for fine tuning "ignore paths" directives
  • Other:
  • 129 file extensions supported
  • Added support for .APK (Android package) and .SAR, and .IMF (IncrediMail)

New in version 3.5 (November 25th, 2010)

  • Pea 0.33, updated look and feel of the utility
  • fixed some non translated text strings
  • fixed: don't ask for password confirmation for extraction operations
  • ask confirmation for archiving and browsing (password set during browsing is used by default for archiving, as in WinRAR/7-Zip); never ask for confirmation if "Show password field" flag is set
  • new quick extraction menu and keyboard shortcut Ctrl+0 to extract to same path of last successfull extraction operation
  • reorganized info mode for status bar (Ctrl+Alt+2)
  • themes modified in order to be released as autonomous packages
  • default and no graphic themes are in application's path, custom themes are in configuration path (application's path for portable versions, in user's home/application data for installable versions)
  • themes are distributed as compressed packages (supported: 7z, zip and rar)
  • custom theme packages can be created by PeaZip
  • for further customization: theme file can be edited as plain utf8-text, program's graphic can be edited as bitmap files, theme package is built compressing the theme directory in 7z, zip or rar format using any compression utility
  • (update recommended) updated web links to new PeaZip site
  • added Mininova as featured search engine
  • 126 file extensions supported
  • added .sfs and .image

New in version 3.4 (October 25th, 2010)

  • PeaZip 3.4 introduces many updates in the file/archive browser's UI.
  • Integration with extraction functions is tighter: a dropdown menu on the right of "Extract" button allows to check and set most common extraction options directly from the browser, and to extract the entire archive to most common destinations.
  • Quick extraction functions are also associated with keyboard shortcuts, "Extract all to..." (Ctrl+E or F12), "Extract all here" (Ctrl+Alt+E), "Extract all to Desktop" (Ctrl+Shift+E), "Extract all to Documents" (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+E), Ctrl+1..8 extract to path of bookmark 1..8 (if defined), Ctrl+9 extract to default path (if defined).
  • It is now possible to stop the browser form reading archives if the operation takes too much time.
  • Options menu was reorganized for quicker access to most common configurations.
  • Themes were rationalized embedding the invariant graphic in the executables, reducing the bitmaps in each theme.
  • 7z backend was updated to 9.17 beta (Windows).
  • A total of 124 file extensions are supported.

New in version 3.3 (September 16th, 2010)

  • PeaZip 3.3 brings various fixes and an improved user interface focused in better integration with web search (optionally on multiple search engines at once) and in launching favourite applications, scripts or websites/web services from PeaZip.
  • 7z backend was updated to 9.16 beta (Windows).
  • A total of 123 file extensions are supported.

New in version 3.2.1 (June 30th, 2010)

  • FILE MANAGER:
  • fixed browsing some types of split compressed files, i.e. .bz.001
  • fixed preserving/removing original file extension in archive name accordingly to archive type
  • added optional theming image for file manager's toolbar
  • LINUX INSTALLERS:
  • Nautilus script files are now marked as executable, as required in some distributions
  • (Qt version) the installer now tries to link libqt4intf.so in some more paths used by some distributions

New in version 3.2 (June 14th, 2010)

  • PeaZip 3.2 adds "All tasks" entry in System tools for launching Windows Vista//7 Master Control Panel, and a link to donate to charitable organizations suggested by PeaZip in the "Help" submenu, along project's links (the "Donation" page on this site).
  • In file manager's context menu "Misc" > "Search on the web" were added entries to search filename in torrents, uploads and eMule.
  • Third parts' backend applications are updated to UPX 3.05, 7z 9.14 beta and FreeArc 0.666 alpha (Windows), and p7zip 9.13 beta (Linux).
  • A total of 123 file extensions are supported.

New in version 3.1 (April 30th, 2010)

  • PeaZip 3.1 brings many fixes, updated and usability improvements.
  • In the extraction interface, if partial extraction was selected, it is now featured a link to switch to archive's full extraction.
  • Extraction and archiving jobs can be directly confirmed pressing enter on the keyboard.
  • In Options, extraction and archiving interfaces it is now possible to discard changes clicking on Cancel button.

New in version 3.1 Beta (April 11th, 2010)

  • PeaZip 3.1.beta brings many fixes, updated and usability improvements.
  • In the extraction interface, if partial extraction was selected, it is now featured a link to switch to archive's full extraction.

New in version 3.0 (February 21st, 2010)

  • Faster archive testing, more informations about job's progress and speed, more descriptive error messages, various fixes.

New in version 3.0 Beta (February 10th, 2010)

  • Faster archive testing, more informations about job's progress and speed, more descriptive error messages.

New in version 2.9.1 (January 26th, 2010)

  • PeaZip's file manager now displays size suffixes to improve readability of file sizes, and allows multiple selection as in the Windows version.

New in version 2.9 (January 18th, 2010)

  • 2.9 release is focused in completing the UI development process started in version 2.
  • It is now reported information about selected objects, it's available a navigation bar on the left of the browser, and all bars elements (menu, toolbar, address, navigation and status bar) can now be customised or hidden.
  • The file manager was improved, now pressing ctrl during drag and drop operations displays a context menu to chose to archive, browse, extract, copy or move selected files.
  • From Windows 7 the application is integrated in system's context menu in a cascaded submenu featuring icons.
  • Under the hood, the Windows installer was renewed and backend applications were updated: 7z 9.10, FreeArc 0.60, UPX 3.04.
  • A total of 118 file extensions are supported.

New in version 2.9 Beta (January 5th, 2010)

  • Improved the file manager and updated FreeArc and UPX backend binaries

New in version 2.8.1 (December 4th, 2009)

  • (Linux) Fixed a bug which on some circumstances crashed the application while opening an archive on startup
  • New navigation menu entry for Public documents for Windows Vista/7
  • New theme for providing a more intuitive and familiar look and feel to Windows users
  • New icons for databases, vector graphic, palette graphic, and icons/cursors
  • Improved password form's exception handling
  • Reset button to clear the search filter and refresh the file browser applying the non filtered non recoursive listing
  • Added "Recent archive" panel to status bar
  • Added "Explore path with PeaZip", "Explore path" and "Open command prompt here" entries to History and Recent panels' context menu
  • Keyboard shortcuts:
  • Ctrl+A becomes shortcut to "Select all"
  • Ctrl+L becomes shortcut to "Extract all"
  • Various minor updates and fixes

New in version 2.8 (November 20th, 2009)

  • File manager:
  • Item's height autosizes to fit system's DPI and fonts' size
  • New keyboard shortcuts:
  • Ctrl+N create new folder
  • Ctrl+R rename file
  • Ctrl+U up to computer's or archive's root level
  • Navigation menu
  • History menu is now replicated in navigation menus
  • Navigation menu in browser's context menu was grouped in a single entry
  • Navigation menus now contains only navigation related entries: "Add to bookmarks" is now featured in "Misc" group in all context menus of the application
  • Search
  • Recursivity option is remembered for the current session
  • Search dialog can optionally be directly raised with recursivity is unflagged (Ctrl+F3) or flagged (Shift+F3)
  • Bookmarks panel: added "Explore path with PeaZip", "Explore path" and "Open command prompt here" entries in bookmarks' panel menu
  • Extraction and archiving:
  • Archiving and extraction interfaces now shows "Use advanced filters" switch
  • It is possible to execute archiving/extraction jobs with no items in layout, if advanced filters are in use
  • History menu replicated in archiving/extraction navigation menus allows to quickly select paths visited in current session from archive/extract interfaces
  • It is now possible to set custom default output path for archiving operations (like for extraction operations), and it is now possible to go from file browser to empty extraction interface (i.e. to add archives to be extracted by drag and drop) clicking on Extract button with no archive selected, likewise to what is possible for going to empty archiving interface

New in version 2.8 Beta (November 7th, 2009)

  • More user-friendly archive/file browser: easier file selection, custom icons for most commons file types, remember sorting column and sorting order etc...
  • In extraction interface it is possible to set a default extraction path; extract to new folder is now remembered as option of Extract action rather than being a separate action.
  • Extract button, within an archive, extracts selected object; if nothing is selected extracts all displayed objects (like WinRar/7-Zip).
  • In archiving interface it was added "Convert existing archives" option, to extract existing archives before compression stage.

New in version 2.7.1 (October 20th, 2009)

  • 2.7.1 update introduces new and updated translations, many improvements and fixes, and new keyboard shortcuts for archiving and extraction stages.

New in version 2.7 (September 15th, 2009)

  • PeaZip 2.7 introduces new UI which improves compression and extraction stages over 2.6 line, and introduces many various fixes over 2.7.beta

New in version 2.7 Beta (August 28th, 2009)

  • The 2.7 line is focused on a major GUI update, featuring a clearer taskbar, and compression and extraction stages with a simpler, task-oriented interface, without losing the flexibility of composing job layout from multiple sources and the ability to toggle between browser and job definition mode as in previous versions of the program.

New in version 2.6.3 (July 15th, 2009)

  • 2.6.3 is a maintenance update: extends support to a total of 90 file extensions, and fixes some bugs of PeaLauncher and Pea components.

New in version 2.6.2 (June 12th, 2009)

  • 2.6.2 is a recommended update, fixing a security issue regarding insufficient sanitization of input strings.
  • Moreover the release updates POSIX 7z backend to version 9.04, allowing Linux users to benefit of the powerful LZMA2 compression algorithm, and adding support to .XZ and .VHD files; 87 file extensions are now supported for extraction both on Linux and Windows.

New in version 2.6.1 (June 5th, 2009)

  • 2.6.1 update introduces various fixes and user-suggested usability improvements.

New in version 2.5.1 (February 26th, 2009)

  • 7z/p7zip 4.65
  • auto refresh
  • solid 7z archives with grouping for file extension
  • support for compressed themes
  • updated localizations

New in version 2.5 (January 28th, 2009)

  • Reorganized context menu;
  • Allows to define up to 16 custom applications and scripts to run selected files (or archived items);
  • Can be minimized to tray icon;
  • Can alternatively display extended characters in archived file names or replace them with "?" jolly character (to avoid possible issues between archive's and system's character encodings);
  • Can be launched from Nautilus scripts.

New in version 2.4.1 (November 27th, 2008)

  • Various fixes
  • 7z frontend updated to 4.61 (Windows)
  • Quick archiving functions (add to single or multiple 7z, zip, sfx) now uses application defaults rather than backend program's defaults
  • Secure deletion can now erase both files and folders
  • Added Dutch, French, Galitian and Ukraininan translations; various translations updated

New in version 2.4 (November 10th, 2008)

  • GUI:
  • Allowed proportional toolbar buttons as option to allow fit longer text of some localizations
  • Autosized or optionally custom sized height for UI items, to fix visual issues with certain default setting of font size / window decorations (i.e. Ubuntu Linux, Windows at 120 DPI)
  • (Windows) Drag and drop form (transparent) follows the mouse and shows source, destination and content being dragged
  • Esc remapped to cancel current selection and cut/copy/past operations, and to stop drag and drop operations on Windows
  • New icons for unsupported files, executables/installers and MSOffice/OpenOffice files (which are opened with system's associated action by default); icons are made transparent on Cut operation
  • Archive manager:
  • Files and folders being added to archive's layout are displayed in application's windows title bar
  • If the archive is in a read only path, preview are transparently done using a temporary work path accessible to current user, and "Extract here" popup directory selection dialog to chose a writeable path
  • File manager:
  • (Windows) Added shortcuts to user's document folder path
  • Cut/copy/paste clipboard:
  • clipboard content shown in Options" Panel in file browser
  • single items can be removed from clipboard to further refine the selection
  • option to keep in clipboard multiple (and mixed) cut/copy operations
  • (Windows) Improved system's paths recognition if methods based on environment variables fails, including the case of username containing extended characters
  • File/folders list and info functions implemented as part of PEA, so will run in parallel in a separate process
  • More info about machine and filesystem in I/O panel
  • Simple hexadecimal preview implemented in PEA
  • Updated web search functions: search in Google video, Wiktionary, Commons, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikinews, Yahoo and Yahoo answers
  • Misc:
  • Built with Lazarus 0.9.26
  • (Linux) Installable packages now places PeaZip folder in /usr/share/ (it needs new PeaZip UNACE plugin package)

New in version 2.3a (September 23rd, 2008)

  • A private configuration is used for each user.
  • New functional keys were added.
  • A new dialog was added for extraction from the system's menus.