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ZipControl (RPF) issues with SMP anyone?
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Dariusz Piatkowski
2011-06-01 14:15:49 UTC
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Folks,

I have an admittedly older version of ZipControl here (2.6.4), however, since
moving up to a SMP enabled system I am now hitting up an issue.

My SMP btw means I have a CP2_FP6 system, using the seeded levels of OS2 code. I
did not move up to the 20050811 version of the kernel yet since the FP6 level
stuff appears to be more recent.

OK, so here is the issue: at certain times when opening a ZIP file (by directly
clicking on such a ZIP file and using the WPS associations) the ZipControl app
opens up, the main window states 'Retrieving list of files in .zip file . . . ',
however, the contents of the ZIP file never actually show up, and the
application window for all purposes appears to be non-responsive.

Eventually (5-10 secs) the main window starts accepting my input, but since no
ZIP contents are available that really just means closing the window down.

I am using 'UnZip 5.52 of 28 February 2005, by Info-ZIP' of UNZIP, and 'Zip 3.0
(July 5th 2008)' of ZIP.

Both ZipControl & UN/ZIP programs are flagged as SINGLE_CPU using the 'execmode'
utility. I have tried both settings (single & SMP), neither one appears to work
any better.

I have tried a number of newer/older ZIP/UNZIP programs, all appear to exhibit
the same problem.

Has anyone else seen this? Is there some kind of a fix available for this? I
could not find anything referencing SMP on their web site though....

Thanks!
Rich Walsh
2011-06-02 01:38:43 UTC
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Both ZipControl & UN/ZIP programs are flagged as SINGLE_CPU using the 'execmode'
utility. I have tried both settings (single & SMP), neither one appears to work
any better.
If you have more than 2 cores, 'execmode' appears to be pretty useless.
At least it was when I tried it with Firefox in an attempt to get Flash
going on my quad-core. All it did was to keep FF's threads off CPU #1;
they still ran on all 3 remaining cores.
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Dariusz Piatkowski
2011-06-03 00:04:51 UTC
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Hi Rich,
Post by Rich Walsh
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Both ZipControl & UN/ZIP programs are flagged as SINGLE_CPU using the 'execmode'
utility. I have tried both settings (single & SMP), neither one appears to work
any better.
If you have more than 2 cores, 'execmode' appears to be pretty useless.
At least it was when I tried it with Firefox in an attempt to get Flash
going on my quad-core. All it did was to keep FF's threads off CPU #1;
they still ran on all 3 remaining cores.
Actually, my machine is using AMD Phenom II X2 555BE CPU, basically 2 cores.

EXECMODE appears to be successfull in controlling how many of the 2 cores see
programs which I flag as non-SMP ready, however, that does not appear to make a
difference to ZipCntrl.

Having done a bit more troubleshooting I found the following:

======== START ===========
[G:\TMP\ZIPCNTRL\~zipwork.20]dir

The volume label in drive G is OS2_NEW.
The Volume Serial Number is 7E5B:D002.
Directory of G:\TMP\ZIPCNTRL\~zipwork.20

6-02-11 7:59p <DIR> 0 .
6-02-11 7:59p <DIR> 0 ..
6-02-11 7:59p 0 0 ~comment.tmp
6-02-11 7:59p 0 0 ~error.tmp
6-02-11 7:59p 0 0 ~gzvd.tmp
6-02-11 7:59p 0 0 ~queue.tmp
6 file(s) 0 bytes used
4412235 K bytes free
========= FINISH ==========

...which is basically showing that in instances where NOTHING shows up in my
ZipCntrl main window the underlying UNZIP operation was not successfully
intercepted by the program and therefore no real files were generated which
actually contain info such as ZIP file contents, etc.

So....I will plug away at this a little more...but yeah...eventually I may just
want to start looking at a more up-to-date archive utility...any suggestions?

Thanks!
A.D. Fundum
2011-06-03 01:40:24 UTC
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the underlying UNZIP operation was not successfull
Silly retorical question not yet addressed: can you UNZIP
the same underlying file with (the same!) UNZIP.EXE, i.e.
not using your ZipControl utility?
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
eventually I may just want to start looking at a more
up-to-date archiv utility...any suggestions?
The illusive ZIP.IFS *you* are going to write, after you
noticed that e.g. WarpZIP unfortunately isn't *exactly*
what you're looking for? ;-)
Dariusz Piatkowski
2011-06-04 15:35:34 UTC
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Post by A.D. Fundum
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
the underlying UNZIP operation was not successfull
Silly retorical question not yet addressed: can you UNZIP
the same underlying file with (the same!) UNZIP.EXE, i.e.
not using your ZipControl utility?
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
eventually I may just want to start looking at a more
up-to-date archiv utility...any suggestions?
The illusive ZIP.IFS *you* are going to write, after you
noticed that e.g. WarpZIP unfortunately isn't *exactly*
what you're looking for? ;-)
Q1) YES, I can go to command line and issue 'unzip -l filename', such as the
following:

========= START ===========
[G:\RAW]unzip -l G:\raw\repairTools.zip
Archive: G:/raw/repairTools.zip
Length EAs ACLs Date Time Name
-------- --- ---- ---- ---- ----
3966 3848 0 06-07-03 11:30 enableStartmenu.CMD
3834 3704 0 06-07-03 11:07 enableComet.CMD
2416 0 0 01-10-02 19:28 RepairLongNames.CMD
1539 292 0 06-22-03 20:28 ReadMe.txt
-------- ----- ----- -------
11755 7844 0 4 files
======== FINISH =============

...this gives me the listing of the same ZIP file which ZipCntrl has a problem
with.

Q2) LOL...I wish...actually, I am an IS guy by profession...having spent at
least 6 yrs of my life coding for living...the only problem is: I used to write
Oracle PL/SQL programs to run against their ERP eBusiness suite
applications...not much of a help in OS/2 land unfortunately!

So...somehow, it appears to me that ZipCntrl is either NOT executing 'unzip' in
the instances where trouble appears...or it simply executes it, but does not
correctly capture the results.

Thanks!
Doug Bissett
2011-06-04 17:13:09 UTC
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On Sat, 4 Jun 2011 15:35:34 UTC, "Dariusz Piatkowski"
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So...somehow, it appears to me that ZipCntrl is either NOT executing 'unzip' in
the instances where trouble appears...or it simply executes it, but does not
correctly capture the results.
I seem to recall having trouble with ZC (years ago) because it had an
older (much older) version of ZIP/UNZIP in it. I don't remember if it
was possible to update it.
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Dariusz Piatkowski
2011-06-09 13:21:09 UTC
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On Sat, 4 Jun 2011 17:13:09 UTC, "Doug Bissett"
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On Sat, 4 Jun 2011 15:35:34 UTC, "Dariusz Piatkowski"
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
So...somehow, it appears to me that ZipCntrl is either NOT executing 'unzip' in
the instances where trouble appears...or it simply executes it, but does not
correctly capture the results.
I seem to recall having trouble with ZC (years ago) because it had an
older (much older) version of ZIP/UNZIP in it. I don't remember if it
was possible to update it.
Yes, absolutely possible to upgrade. In fact I have done so, currently running v
5.52 of Unzip, but the problem persist even with the original version that came
with the app.
Steve Wendt
2011-06-03 02:58:30 UTC
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a more up-to-date archive utility...any suggestions?
I mostly use the command line, but I do have eZIP installed:
http://www.subsys.de/eZIP/
Dariusz Piatkowski
2011-06-04 15:39:09 UTC
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Hi Steve!
Post by Steve Wendt
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
a more up-to-date archive utility...any suggestions?
http://www.subsys.de/eZIP/
Thank you sir...I will check this out. So far my only concern is how well it
'gets along' with XWorkplace add-on. I have version 1.0.8 installed on my
system...which appears to be dated Jan, 2008.
Steve Wendt
2011-06-04 16:34:38 UTC
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Post by Steve Wendt
http://www.subsys.de/eZIP/
Thank you sir...I will check this out. So far my only concern is how well it
'gets along' with XWorkplace add-on.
It is intended to integrate with it.
Peter Brown
2011-06-02 09:52:12 UTC
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Hi Dariusz
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Folks,
I have an admittedly older version of ZipControl here (2.6.4), however, since
moving up to a SMP enabled system I am now hitting up an issue.
My SMP btw means I have a CP2_FP6 system, using the seeded levels of OS2 code. I
did not move up to the 20050811 version of the kernel yet since the FP6 level
stuff appears to be more recent.
OK, so here is the issue: at certain times when opening a ZIP file (by directly
clicking on such a ZIP file and using the WPS associations) the ZipControl app
opens up, the main window states 'Retrieving list of files in .zip file . . . ',
however, the contents of the ZIP file never actually show up, and the
application window for all purposes appears to be non-responsive.
Eventually (5-10 secs) the main window starts accepting my input, but since no
ZIP contents are available that really just means closing the window down.
I am using 'UnZip 5.52 of 28 February 2005, by Info-ZIP' of UNZIP, and 'Zip 3.0
(July 5th 2008)' of ZIP.
Both ZipControl& UN/ZIP programs are flagged as SINGLE_CPU using the 'execmode'
utility. I have tried both settings (single& SMP), neither one appears to work
any better.
I have tried a number of newer/older ZIP/UNZIP programs, all appear to exhibit
the same problem.
Has anyone else seen this? Is there some kind of a fix available for this? I
could not find anything referencing SMP on their web site though....
Thanks!
I'm using ZC 2.7.4 and found that trying to have several instances of ZC
open would cause ZC to lockup and the system to become unresponsive.

I used markexe.exe (from the OS/2 Toolkit) to "mark" ZC as "MPUNSAFE"
but can still only have 1 instance of the app open; usually any attempt
to open a 2nd instance results in the 2nd instance not appearing
onscreen but it is on the Process List.

Probably the only answer is to download the evaluation version of the
current ZC - needs java - and see if that behaves nicely.

Regards

Pete
Doug Bissett
2011-06-02 17:20:04 UTC
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Post by Peter Brown
Hi Dariusz
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Folks,
I have an admittedly older version of ZipControl here (2.6.4), however, since
moving up to a SMP enabled system I am now hitting up an issue.
My SMP btw means I have a CP2_FP6 system, using the seeded levels of OS2 code. I
did not move up to the 20050811 version of the kernel yet since the FP6 level
stuff appears to be more recent.
OK, so here is the issue: at certain times when opening a ZIP file (by directly
clicking on such a ZIP file and using the WPS associations) the ZipControl app
opens up, the main window states 'Retrieving list of files in .zip file . . . ',
however, the contents of the ZIP file never actually show up, and the
application window for all purposes appears to be non-responsive.
Eventually (5-10 secs) the main window starts accepting my input, but since no
ZIP contents are available that really just means closing the window down.
I am using 'UnZip 5.52 of 28 February 2005, by Info-ZIP' of UNZIP, and 'Zip 3.0
(July 5th 2008)' of ZIP.
Both ZipControl& UN/ZIP programs are flagged as SINGLE_CPU using the 'execmode'
utility. I have tried both settings (single& SMP), neither one appears to work
any better.
I have tried a number of newer/older ZIP/UNZIP programs, all appear to exhibit
the same problem.
Has anyone else seen this? Is there some kind of a fix available for this? I
could not find anything referencing SMP on their web site though....
Thanks!
I'm using ZC 2.7.4 and found that trying to have several instances of ZC
open would cause ZC to lockup and the system to become unresponsive.
I used markexe.exe (from the OS/2 Toolkit) to "mark" ZC as "MPUNSAFE"
but can still only have 1 instance of the app open; usually any attempt
to open a 2nd instance results in the 2nd instance not appearing
onscreen but it is on the Process List.
Probably the only answer is to download the evaluation version of the
current ZC - needs java - and see if that behaves nicely.
Regards
Pete
I quit using ZC when eCS supplied the Archive viewer. That definitely
works well (especially the updated one that comes with eCS 2.1).
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Peter Brown
2011-06-02 21:25:55 UTC
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Hi Doug
Post by Doug Bissett
On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:52:12 UTC, Peter Brown
Post by Peter Brown
Hi Dariusz
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Folks,
I have an admittedly older version of ZipControl here (2.6.4), however, since
moving up to a SMP enabled system I am now hitting up an issue.
My SMP btw means I have a CP2_FP6 system, using the seeded levels of OS2 code. I
did not move up to the 20050811 version of the kernel yet since the FP6 level
stuff appears to be more recent.
OK, so here is the issue: at certain times when opening a ZIP file (by directly
clicking on such a ZIP file and using the WPS associations) the ZipControl app
opens up, the main window states 'Retrieving list of files in .zip file . . . ',
however, the contents of the ZIP file never actually show up, and the
application window for all purposes appears to be non-responsive.
Eventually (5-10 secs) the main window starts accepting my input, but since no
ZIP contents are available that really just means closing the window down.
I am using 'UnZip 5.52 of 28 February 2005, by Info-ZIP' of UNZIP, and 'Zip 3.0
(July 5th 2008)' of ZIP.
Both ZipControl& UN/ZIP programs are flagged as SINGLE_CPU using the 'execmode'
utility. I have tried both settings (single& SMP), neither one appears to work
any better.
I have tried a number of newer/older ZIP/UNZIP programs, all appear to exhibit
the same problem.
Has anyone else seen this? Is there some kind of a fix available for this? I
could not find anything referencing SMP on their web site though....
Thanks!
I'm using ZC 2.7.4 and found that trying to have several instances of ZC
open would cause ZC to lockup and the system to become unresponsive.
I used markexe.exe (from the OS/2 Toolkit) to "mark" ZC as "MPUNSAFE"
but can still only have 1 instance of the app open; usually any attempt
to open a 2nd instance results in the 2nd instance not appearing
onscreen but it is on the Process List.
Probably the only answer is to download the evaluation version of the
current ZC - needs java - and see if that behaves nicely.
Regards
Pete
I quit using ZC when eCS supplied the Archive viewer. That definitely
works well (especially the updated one that comes with eCS 2.1).
Not having installed ecS2.1 yet I have not played with the latest
Archive Viewer.

The joys of ZipControl include creating zip files which is not something
Archive viewer does - unless it has been updated a bit since I last looked.


Regards

Pete
Doug Bissett
2011-06-03 16:08:28 UTC
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Post by Peter Brown
Hi Doug
Post by Doug Bissett
On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:52:12 UTC, Peter Brown
Post by Peter Brown
Hi Dariusz
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Folks,
I have an admittedly older version of ZipControl here (2.6.4), however, since
moving up to a SMP enabled system I am now hitting up an issue.
My SMP btw means I have a CP2_FP6 system, using the seeded levels of OS2 code. I
did not move up to the 20050811 version of the kernel yet since the FP6 level
stuff appears to be more recent.
OK, so here is the issue: at certain times when opening a ZIP file (by directly
clicking on such a ZIP file and using the WPS associations) the ZipControl app
opens up, the main window states 'Retrieving list of files in .zip file . . . ',
however, the contents of the ZIP file never actually show up, and the
application window for all purposes appears to be non-responsive.
Eventually (5-10 secs) the main window starts accepting my input, but since no
ZIP contents are available that really just means closing the window down.
I am using 'UnZip 5.52 of 28 February 2005, by Info-ZIP' of UNZIP, and 'Zip 3.0
(July 5th 2008)' of ZIP.
Both ZipControl& UN/ZIP programs are flagged as SINGLE_CPU using the 'execmode'
utility. I have tried both settings (single& SMP), neither one appears to work
any better.
I have tried a number of newer/older ZIP/UNZIP programs, all appear to exhibit
the same problem.
Has anyone else seen this? Is there some kind of a fix available for this? I
could not find anything referencing SMP on their web site though....
Thanks!
I'm using ZC 2.7.4 and found that trying to have several instances of ZC
open would cause ZC to lockup and the system to become unresponsive.
I used markexe.exe (from the OS/2 Toolkit) to "mark" ZC as "MPUNSAFE"
but can still only have 1 instance of the app open; usually any attempt
to open a 2nd instance results in the 2nd instance not appearing
onscreen but it is on the Process List.
Probably the only answer is to download the evaluation version of the
current ZC - needs java - and see if that behaves nicely.
Regards
Pete
I quit using ZC when eCS supplied the Archive viewer. That definitely
works well (especially the updated one that comes with eCS 2.1).
Not having installed ecS2.1 yet I have not played with the latest
Archive Viewer.
The joys of ZipControl include creating zip files which is not something
Archive viewer does - unless it has been updated a bit since I last looked.
Regards
Pete
Well, if I RMB on a folder, one of the options is Folder Actions->
Pack Tree (ZIP), which works well. Of course, I seem to recall that
you handicap yourself by not installing e(X)Workplace.

The new Archive viewer doesn't change ZIP actions, it just adds xome
new support for other compressed file support. I find that combination
to be far better than ZC was. It also uses the new ZIP/UNZIP that does
files greater than 2 GB, when you replace the older versions that eCS
supplies.
--
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Peter Brown
2011-06-04 13:42:37 UTC
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Hi Doug
Post by Doug Bissett
On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:25:55 UTC, Peter Brown
Post by Peter Brown
Hi Doug
Post by Doug Bissett
On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:52:12 UTC, Peter Brown
Post by Peter Brown
Hi Dariusz
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Folks,
I have an admittedly older version of ZipControl here (2.6.4), however, since
moving up to a SMP enabled system I am now hitting up an issue.
My SMP btw means I have a CP2_FP6 system, using the seeded levels of OS2 code. I
did not move up to the 20050811 version of the kernel yet since the FP6 level
stuff appears to be more recent.
OK, so here is the issue: at certain times when opening a ZIP file (by directly
clicking on such a ZIP file and using the WPS associations) the ZipControl app
opens up, the main window states 'Retrieving list of files in .zip file . . . ',
however, the contents of the ZIP file never actually show up, and the
application window for all purposes appears to be non-responsive.
Eventually (5-10 secs) the main window starts accepting my input, but since no
ZIP contents are available that really just means closing the window down.
I am using 'UnZip 5.52 of 28 February 2005, by Info-ZIP' of UNZIP, and 'Zip 3.0
(July 5th 2008)' of ZIP.
Both ZipControl& UN/ZIP programs are flagged as SINGLE_CPU using the 'execmode'
utility. I have tried both settings (single& SMP), neither one appears to work
any better.
I have tried a number of newer/older ZIP/UNZIP programs, all appear to exhibit
the same problem.
Has anyone else seen this? Is there some kind of a fix available for this? I
could not find anything referencing SMP on their web site though....
Thanks!
I'm using ZC 2.7.4 and found that trying to have several instances of ZC
open would cause ZC to lockup and the system to become unresponsive.
I used markexe.exe (from the OS/2 Toolkit) to "mark" ZC as "MPUNSAFE"
but can still only have 1 instance of the app open; usually any attempt
to open a 2nd instance results in the 2nd instance not appearing
onscreen but it is on the Process List.
Probably the only answer is to download the evaluation version of the
current ZC - needs java - and see if that behaves nicely.
Regards
Pete
I quit using ZC when eCS supplied the Archive viewer. That definitely
works well (especially the updated one that comes with eCS 2.1).
Not having installed ecS2.1 yet I have not played with the latest
Archive Viewer.
The joys of ZipControl include creating zip files which is not something
Archive viewer does - unless it has been updated a bit since I last looked.
Regards
Pete
Well, if I RMB on a folder, one of the options is Folder Actions->
Pack Tree (ZIP), which works well. Of course, I seem to recall that
you handicap yourself by not installing e(X)Workplace.
Update! - well, now about 2 years old - I do use xWorkPlace; it's
(e)Center that I do not use.

However, not all zip files I want to create involve simply a directory tree.
Post by Doug Bissett
The new Archive viewer doesn't change ZIP actions, it just adds xome
new support for other compressed file support. I find that combination
to be far better than ZC was. It also uses the new ZIP/UNZIP that does
files greater than 2 GB, when you replace the older versions that eCS
supplies.
A pointer to the new ZIP/UNZIP builds would be useful.

I'll certainly have another look at Archive viewer as an "unpacker tool"
when I get eCS2.1 installed.

Regards

Pete
Doug Bissett
2011-06-04 17:13:10 UTC
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Hi Doug
Post by Doug Bissett
On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 21:25:55 UTC, Peter Brown
Post by Peter Brown
Hi Doug
Post by Doug Bissett
On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:52:12 UTC, Peter Brown
Post by Peter Brown
Hi Dariusz
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Folks,
I have an admittedly older version of ZipControl here (2.6.4), however, since
moving up to a SMP enabled system I am now hitting up an issue.
My SMP btw means I have a CP2_FP6 system, using the seeded levels of OS2 code. I
did not move up to the 20050811 version of the kernel yet since the FP6 level
stuff appears to be more recent.
OK, so here is the issue: at certain times when opening a ZIP file (by directly
clicking on such a ZIP file and using the WPS associations) the ZipControl app
opens up, the main window states 'Retrieving list of files in .zip file . . . ',
however, the contents of the ZIP file never actually show up, and the
application window for all purposes appears to be non-responsive.
Eventually (5-10 secs) the main window starts accepting my input, but since no
ZIP contents are available that really just means closing the window down.
I am using 'UnZip 5.52 of 28 February 2005, by Info-ZIP' of UNZIP, and 'Zip 3.0
(July 5th 2008)' of ZIP.
Both ZipControl& UN/ZIP programs are flagged as SINGLE_CPU using the 'execmode'
utility. I have tried both settings (single& SMP), neither one appears to work
any better.
I have tried a number of newer/older ZIP/UNZIP programs, all appear to exhibit
the same problem.
Has anyone else seen this? Is there some kind of a fix available for this? I
could not find anything referencing SMP on their web site though....
Thanks!
I'm using ZC 2.7.4 and found that trying to have several instances of ZC
open would cause ZC to lockup and the system to become unresponsive.
I used markexe.exe (from the OS/2 Toolkit) to "mark" ZC as "MPUNSAFE"
but can still only have 1 instance of the app open; usually any attempt
to open a 2nd instance results in the 2nd instance not appearing
onscreen but it is on the Process List.
Probably the only answer is to download the evaluation version of the
current ZC - needs java - and see if that behaves nicely.
Regards
Pete
I quit using ZC when eCS supplied the Archive viewer. That definitely
works well (especially the updated one that comes with eCS 2.1).
Not having installed ecS2.1 yet I have not played with the latest
Archive Viewer.
The joys of ZipControl include creating zip files which is not something
Archive viewer does - unless it has been updated a bit since I last looked.
Regards
Pete
Well, if I RMB on a folder, one of the options is Folder Actions->
Pack Tree (ZIP), which works well. Of course, I seem to recall that
you handicap yourself by not installing e(X)Workplace.
Update! - well, now about 2 years old - I do use xWorkPlace; it's
(e)Center that I do not use.
However, not all zip files I want to create involve simply a directory tree.
It is not difficult to build a directory tree, then ZIP it.
Post by Peter Brown
Post by Doug Bissett
The new Archive viewer doesn't change ZIP actions, it just adds xome
new support for other compressed file support. I find that combination
to be far better than ZC was. It also uses the new ZIP/UNZIP that does
files greater than 2 GB, when you replace the older versions that eCS
supplies.
A pointer to the new ZIP/UNZIP builds would be useful.
http://download.smedley.info/unzip60-os2-20100530.zip
http://download.smedley.info/zip30-os2-20100814.zip
are what I have been using, since they became available. I have seen
no problems, yet. Just be sure to eliminate any older versions that
may be waiting to cause trouble.
Post by Peter Brown
I'll certainly have another look at Archive viewer as an "unpacker tool"
when I get eCS2.1 installed.
I have been using it for a few years now, and never considered going
back to ZipControl. Now that I hear about SMP problems, I am glad that
I did dump ZC.
Post by Peter Brown
Regards
Pete
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Alex Taylor
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Post by Doug Bissett
The new Archive viewer doesn't change ZIP actions, it just adds xome
new support for other compressed file support. I find that combination
to be far better than ZC was. It also uses the new ZIP/UNZIP that does
files greater than 2 GB, when you replace the older versions that eCS
supplies.
A pointer to the new ZIP/UNZIP builds would be useful.
I'll certainly have another look at Archive viewer as an "unpacker tool"
when I get eCS2.1 installed.
FWIW, it's available to the public (not just to eCS users) at
http://users.socis.ca/~ataylo00/programming/os2/index.html#arcview

I've been meaning to investigate getting it put onto NetLabs, maybe
under the VXREXX apps project...
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Alex Taylor
Fukushima, Japan
http://www.socis.ca/~ataylo00

Please take off hat when replying.
Dariusz Piatkowski
2011-06-09 13:27:24 UTC
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Hi Alex!
Post by Alex Taylor
Post by Peter Brown
Post by Doug Bissett
The new Archive viewer doesn't change ZIP actions, it just adds xome
new support for other compressed file support. I find that combination
to be far better than ZC was. It also uses the new ZIP/UNZIP that does
files greater than 2 GB, when you replace the older versions that eCS
supplies.
A pointer to the new ZIP/UNZIP builds would be useful.
I'll certainly have another look at Archive viewer as an "unpacker tool"
when I get eCS2.1 installed.
FWIW, it's available to the public (not just to eCS users) at
http://users.socis.ca/~ataylo00/programming/os2/index.html#arcview
I've been meaning to investigate getting it put onto NetLabs, maybe
under the VXREXX apps project...
Actually, I have a slightly older version of this app already installed. The
main thing that keeps me away from using it however is what I perceive as the
ON/OFF functionality. I hugely miss the ability to simply 'view' a file (such as
README.TXT, or a INF help file) that may be included in the ZIP archive to help
me evaluate if I really want to actually unzip the darn thing and have a go at
it.

I will be installing the newest version today, but is there a chance that you
may want to include such a feature in the future?

Thanks!
Alex Taylor
2011-06-11 06:52:01 UTC
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On Thu, 9 Jun 2011 13:27:24 UTC, "Dariusz Piatkowski"
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Actually, I have a slightly older version of this app already installed.
The main thing that keeps me away from using it however is what I
perceive as the ON/OFF functionality. I hugely miss the ability to simply
'view' a file (such as README.TXT, or a INF help file) that may be
included in the ZIP archive to help me evaluate if I really want to
actually unzip the darn thing and have a go at it.
I agree that this is a nice feature. But if you need it then probably
a proper archive shell (like, indeed, ZipControl) is probably better
suited for you...
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
I will be installing the newest version today, but is there a chance that
you may want to include such a feature in the future?
Unlikely. That would be very difficult to do given the current design
of the program.

It might be possible to provide an option for the user to enter a
manual extraction command for a single file, but it would be the
user's responsibility to type in the desired filename. Even that would
take a whole lot of work, and I'm just not sure it's worth it.
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Alex Taylor
Fukushima, Japan
http://www.socis.ca/~ataylo00

Please take off hat when replying.
Doug Bissett
2011-06-11 18:06:24 UTC
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On Sat, 11 Jun 2011 06:52:01 UTC, "Alex Taylor"
Post by Alex Taylor
On Thu, 9 Jun 2011 13:27:24 UTC, "Dariusz Piatkowski"
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Actually, I have a slightly older version of this app already installed.
The main thing that keeps me away from using it however is what I
perceive as the ON/OFF functionality. I hugely miss the ability to simply
'view' a file (such as README.TXT, or a INF help file) that may be
included in the ZIP archive to help me evaluate if I really want to
actually unzip the darn thing and have a go at it.
I agree that this is a nice feature. But if you need it then probably
a proper archive shell (like, indeed, ZipControl) is probably better
suited for you...
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
I will be installing the newest version today, but is there a chance that
you may want to include such a feature in the future?
Unlikely. That would be very difficult to do given the current design
of the program.
It might be possible to provide an option for the user to enter a
manual extraction command for a single file, but it would be the
user's responsibility to type in the desired filename. Even that would
take a whole lot of work, and I'm just not sure it's worth it.
FWIW, I did use that feature when I was using ZC, but I really don't
miss it. I just unzip the whole package to a sub directory, then look
through what it produced. I find that it actually takes about the same
time as waiting for the individual file (most of the time), and then
it is all there, and ready to be deleted when I don't like what I see.
If I do like what I see, it is ready to use.
--
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dougb007 at telus dot net
(Please make the obvious changes, to e-mail me)
yorkie
2011-06-06 17:27:56 UTC
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On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:52:12 UTC, Peter Brown
Post by Peter Brown
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Folks,
I have an admittedly older version of ZipControl here (2.6.4), however, since
moving up to a SMP enabled system I am now hitting up an issue.
<snip>
Post by Peter Brown
I'm using ZC 2.7.4 and found that trying to have several instances of ZC
open would cause ZC to lockup and the system to become unresponsive.
I used markexe.exe (from the OS/2 Toolkit) to "mark" ZC as "MPUNSAFE"
but can still only have 1 instance of the app open; usually any attempt
to open a 2nd instance results in the 2nd instance not appearing
onscreen but it is on the Process List.
Probably the only answer is to download the evaluation version of the
current ZC - needs java - and see if that behaves nicely.
Regards
Pete
I may be out of the loop here but didn't RPF cease
development and trading
after v2.7.4? I attempted to log onto their web site a few
years ago and got
a "no longer available" message plus I think RPF posted a
message in the
group(s) to say that RPF was to cease trading (memory a bit
hazy though).
--
regards,

Kevin
Peter Brown
2011-06-06 17:57:23 UTC
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Hi Kevin
Post by Doug Bissett
On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:52:12 UTC, Peter Brown
Post by Peter Brown
Post by Dariusz Piatkowski
Folks,
I have an admittedly older version of ZipControl here (2.6.4), however, since
moving up to a SMP enabled system I am now hitting up an issue.
<snip>
Post by Peter Brown
I'm using ZC 2.7.4 and found that trying to have several instances of ZC
open would cause ZC to lockup and the system to become unresponsive.
I used markexe.exe (from the OS/2 Toolkit) to "mark" ZC as "MPUNSAFE"
but can still only have 1 instance of the app open; usually any attempt
to open a 2nd instance results in the 2nd instance not appearing
onscreen but it is on the Process List.
Probably the only answer is to download the evaluation version of the
current ZC - needs java - and see if that behaves nicely.
Regards
Pete
I may be out of the loop here but didn't RPF cease
development and trading
after v2.7.4? I attempted to log onto their web site a few
years ago and got
a "no longer available" message plus I think RPF posted a
message in the
group(s) to say that RPF was to cease trading (memory a bit
hazy though).
Possibly - but I suspect the message may have been along the lines of
they no longer produce native OS/2 software as http://rpfsoftware.com/
works fine and their latest ZC is java based.


Regards

Pete
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