Difference between the evaluation and the registered version of PACL 6.02


  • Alpha Testers

    Hi!
    I have now begin testing PACL 6.02. In one of the threads I asked what’s the difference between the evaluation and the registered version of PACL.

    Well, after testing 6.02 I can see now a clear difference between the evaluation and the registered version of PACL. This is exacly what I’ve been asking for. Now the user have a small limitation in the unregistered version but still able to test it and evaluate the functionality.

    Here’s the results after these tests.

    PACOMP
    Shareware Version

    D:\PACL_Test>pacomp -a Test.zip *.jpg
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  Shareware Version
    
    Remainder: This is unregistered version of PACL. Please register at http://www.p
    owerarchiver.com
    Press <enter>to continue.</enter> 
    

    Registered Version

    D:\PACL_Test>pacomp -a Test2.zip PICT001*.jpg
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Registered Version
    This product is licensed to:
    Archive Compression Utility -- ZIP,ZIPX,7-ZIP,CAB,LHA,BH,JAR,TAR,GZIP,BZIP2
      Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com  Email: support@conexware.com
    
    Archive: D:\PACL_Test\Test2.zip
      preparing to compress...
      adding: PICT0017.JPG   --> Done. [36%]
      adding: PICT0018.JPG   --> Done. [69%]
      adding: PICT0019.JPG   --> Done. [100%]
    
    All OK
    
    D:\PACL_Test>
    
    

    PAEXT
    Shareware Version

    D:\PACL_Test>paext
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  Shareware Version
    
    Remainder: This is unregistered version of PACL. Please register at http://www.p
    owerarchiver.com
    Press <enter>to continue.</enter> 
    

    Registered Version

    D:\PACL_Test>paext
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Registered Version
    This product is licensed to:
    Archive Extr.---ZIP,ZIPX,7Z,CAB,LHA,ARJ,RAR,ACE,TAR,GZ,BZ2,UUE,ZOO,B64,YENC,...
      Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com  Email: support@conexware.com
    
    Example PAEXT commands:
    -----------------------
    
    

    PASPAN
    Shareware Version

    D:\PACL_Test>paspan
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  Shareware Version
    
    Remainder: This is unregistered version of PACL. Please register at http://www.p
    owerarchiver.com
    Press <enter>to continue.</enter> 
    

    Registered Version

    D:\PACL_Test>paspan
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Registered Version
    This product is licensed to:
    Archive Span Utility --- ZIP, ZIPX
      Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com  Email: support@conexware.com
    
    Example PASPAN commands:
    -----------------------
    
    

    PAFIX
    Shareware Version

    D:\PACL_Test>pafix
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  Shareware Version
    
    Remainder: This is unregistered version of PACL. Please register at http://www.p
    owerarchiver.com
    Press <enter>to continue.</enter> 
    

    Registered Version

    D:\PACL_Test>pafix
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Registered Version
    This product is licensed to:
    Archive Recovery Utility --- ZIP, ZIPX
      Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com  Email: support@conexware.com
    
    Example PAFIX commands:
    -----------------------
    
    

    PAENCODE
    Shareware Version

    D:\PACL_Test>paencode
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  Shareware Version
    
    Remainder: This is unregistered version of PACL. Please register at http://www.p
    owerarchiver.com
    Press <enter>to continue.</enter> 
    

    Registred Version

    D:\PACL_Test>paencode
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Registered Version
    This product is licensed to:
    File Encode Utility --- UUE, XXE, B64 (MIME), yENC
      Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com  Email: support@conexware.com
    
    Example PAENCODE commands:
    --------------------------
    
    

    PACRYPT
    Shareware Version

    D:\PACL_Test>pacrypt
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.  Shareware Version
    
    Remainder: This is unregistered version of PACL. Please register at http://www.p
    owerarchiver.com
    Press <enter>to continue.</enter> 
    

    Registered Version

    D:\PACL_Test>pacrypt
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL)              Version 6.02       [Oct 10 2010]
    Copyright(c) 1999-2010 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Registered Version
    This product is licensed to:
    File Encryption/Decryption Utility
      Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com  Email: support@conexware.com
    
    Example PACRYPT commands:
    -----------------------
    
    

    Bugs found in these tests
    When running PACOMP without any parameters, there’s no remainder message saying the program is unregistered as the other programs have (i.e PAEXT, PASPAN, PAFIX, PAENCODE, PACRYPT). PACOMP should work the same as the others when no parameters are used.

    The file PACONV.bat says version 6.01, but it should say 6.02.

    I get back with more results after I have tested my other reported issues.

    Kind Regards
    Micke



  • thanks!!


  • conexware

    so Micke… what else do you want improved/fixed in 6.02?


  • Alpha Testers

    Hi!
    @spwolf:

    so Micke… what else do you want improved/fixed in 6.02?

    Well, in this thread PACOMP doesn’t behave like the others when using the 6.02 unregistred version, because there’s no remainder to register the program. So if you could fix the small thing with PACOMP in 6.02 that would be great.

    From what I have read, you want one wish in each thread to keep tracking of them. When I use PACL I have these things I would like to be fixed/improved in priority

    1. Remove many files from one archive in one command. This is something I would appreciate a lot and I have also describe why this is a problem with no support for it in this thread. I have tested in 6.02 but it’s not working properly yet.

    2. Support for creating SFX archives using PACL. Today I’m dependent on PA to create SFX archive, but it would be great if I could create it directly when using PACL and also add a predefined path of where the archive is to be extracted to when the user open it. This has been discussed in this thread and in this thread to.

    3. Support for \machinename\sharename when creating archives. Discussed in this thread and tested for 6.02 here.

    Kind Regards
    Micke



  • Point 3) is the real killer for me. If this can be fixed then I can replace my 4.01 version.

    Cheers,
    Badders



  • Is there any news on a 6.03 with the above fixes?


  • conexware

    we are adding one large feature to the zip engine, so as soon as this is done, we will be doing next release of PACL as well.



  • Any idea on timescales?



  • Once again, 4 months later, any idea on timescales now PA 2011 V12 is out?


  • conexware

    @Badders:

    Once again, 4 months later, any idea on timescales now PA 2011 V12 is out?

    we will start looking Now at moving new features/code to PACL 6.x, from PA 12.x.

    This includes FIPS, zip x509 decryption, VSS and more.

    Yay!



  • That indeed is good news but would it be possible to produce an interim version with the issues already identified fixed?


  • conexware

    @Badders:

    That indeed is good news but would it be possible to produce an interim version with the issues already identified fixed?

    this should not take a long time, we have to update engines to what we use in PA 12.xx for other issues/improvements.



  • OK - thanks for the update.



  • Hi again, any news on an update to PACL? Thanks


  • conexware



  • Thanks spwolf - I’ll give it a test this week.


  • conexware

    please do - we didnt do much testing here, but there were huge changes in the compression engines.



  • @Micke:

    Hi!

    Well, in this thread PACOMP doesn’t behave like the others when using the 6.02 unregistred version, because there’s no remainder to register the program. So if you could fix the small thing with PACOMP in 6.02 that would be great.

    From what I have read, you want one wish in each thread to keep tracking of them. When I use PACL I have these things I would like to be fixed/improved in priority

    1. Remove many files from one archive in one command. This is something I would appreciate a lot and I have also describe why this is a problem with no support for it in this thread. I have tested in 6.02 but it’s not working properly yet.

    2. Support for creating SFX archives using PACL. Today I’m dependent on PA to create SFX archive, but it would be great if I could create it directly when using PACL and also add a predefined path of where the archive is to be extracted to when the user open it. This has been discussed in this thread and in this thread to.

    3. Support for \machinename\sharename when creating archives. Discussed in this thread and tested for 6.02 here.

    Kind Regards
    Micke

    Point 3) doesn’t seem to work still. Is this intended to be fixed?


  • conexware

    still logged in Badders, thanks for testing again!



  • I haven’t done too much unfortunately. Very busy at the moment. The time taken to compress seems a hell of a lot quicker though. 🙂 I’ll try and do a time comparison shortly. Most of my archiving is for backup purposes using the \<machine>\ <share>syntax which worked in 4.01 but hasn’t worked since. I’m using 6.01 for any non-share archiving so will compare with 7 later.</share></machine>


 

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