hi @all

Is there such a thing a source to make a rar archiv in masm32?

best greetz the ragdog :D
Posted on 2006-11-05 14:42:40 by ragdog
Unpacking can be done with the easily available UnRar.lib but packing still has to be done with the original program from Rarlabs. (Either the WinRar or the commandline version).
Posted on 2006-11-05 15:57:20 by JimmyClif
i mean pack rar files.

Is there such a thing a llibary or source for masm32

thx
Posted on 2006-11-05 16:12:38 by ragdog

i mean pack rar files.

Is there such a thing a llibary or source for masm32

Nope - and the unrar license specifically forbids using it to create compression code.
Posted on 2006-11-05 16:34:10 by f0dder
thx for the information fodder

Is there a another?

Posted on 2006-11-05 17:00:13 by ragdog
You mean some other compression method that is free?  GZIP is open-source.
Posted on 2006-11-05 17:14:19 by ti_mo_n
There's also zlib and info-zip, and 7zip, and... etc.

State your specific needs, then people will have an easier time helping you find the proper library for your needs.
Posted on 2006-11-05 17:26:38 by f0dder
thx

I have already gzip ! work that with 7zip?

Posted on 2006-11-05 17:29:29 by ragdog
sorry post to late :D
Posted on 2006-11-05 17:31:23 by ragdog
Darn, I saw the subject line and thought that maybe Rarlabs had opened up the compression engine for 3rd party development ! Oh well...

zLibStat and the DLL version are both pretty good and easy to use, the only problem I ever had was when I allocated the structure locally and did not explicitly clear the visible bit, thought I was getting a bunch of empty files :) Wasn't there another one by Jeremy Collake that is supposed to have an excellent compression ratio ?

Donkey
Posted on 2006-11-05 20:00:16 by donkey
hi donkey

what is 3rd party development?

Is there such a thing zLibStat compress and decompress algo in masm32?

thx in forward

ragdog
Posted on 2006-11-05 20:05:52 by ragdog
Hi ragdog,

3rd party development means that the company has allowed their software/algorithms to be used by other programmers in independant packages.

zLibStat is a static library that allows you to compress and decompress in zip format, it is written in C but can be used directly from any assembler that allows static libraries (yes MASM is one). For an example, I believe Ketil Olsen has one on his RadAsm page (in MASM) and I have one in my WinExplorer program. Also the static library and includes (for GoAsm) are included with WinExplorer (available from my website).
Posted on 2006-11-05 20:10:42 by donkey
thx for the zlib examples!

where can download the rar 3rd party??

i search by google i cannont found zhis packages
Posted on 2006-11-05 20:14:55 by ragdog

Is there such a thing zLibStat compress and decompress algo in masm32?


By the way, MASM32 is a package of includes and examples compiled by Steve "hutch--" Hutchesson, MASM is the name of the assembler written by Microsoft. They are very different things.

where can download the rar 3rd party??


There is no RAR third party compression that is available, you have misunderstood my post.
Posted on 2006-11-05 20:16:34 by donkey
jes i know thats masm32 a package from Steve "hutch--" Hutchesson is i programmer awhile with this!

i don't know what 3 rd party is!

thx
Posted on 2006-11-05 20:27:22 by ragdog
Well ragdog, your last post is a pretty good example of what "3rd party" really means.

Steve Hutchesson's MASM32 package consists mainly of 3rd party code, tools and documentation. In other words, 3rd party is/are "things" produced/made/written/designed/redistributed/etc... by people other than the original author. Microsoft's MASM, being redistributed in the MASM32 package, is a great example of a "3rd party" material.

If donkey states that there is no 3rd party RAR compression tools/source available, it could mean that such material is probably only available from the people who designed/released it. In this case, it would be RARLAB, if I am not mistaken.

Most reasons for 3rd party tools not to exist are due to commercial/money matters, RARLAB might want to keep their "money maker" product to themselves instead of allowing others to develop and release it.
Posted on 2006-11-05 20:53:06 by SpooK
thx
Posted on 2006-11-05 20:56:39 by ragdog

Wasn't there another one by Jeremy Collake that is supposed to have an excellent compression ratio ?

Yup, JCALG1, based on J?rgen "Jibz" Ibsen's aPLib format.
Posted on 2006-11-06 00:10:56 by f0dder