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Plugin in bug?



  • dont know if this is a bug, but if you set the plugin to handle zip files pa ignores this and uses it own built in plugin. same goes for 7zip and isos, why is thsi when i want to use plugins instead. its sayes pa should be able to do this


  • conexware

    PAs internal always take precedence… there is no better anway, why would you use different zip, rar, iso?



  • true but the option should sill be there. I wanted to try other peoples iso and zip support. Sounds strange but i also want to see if i could code my own zip plugin out of curiosity. By haveing the option there and not being able to use it defeats the idea of the plugin system and limits it to only working on new archive formats. I see your point but it would be nice to abable to do what the archiver plugin was actually intended for. Is there any chance i can have this feature



  • david has a fair point spwolf.

    However, from a developers point of view the amount of issues an unsupported plugin can cause is daft! often users blaim the program and dont realise it’s due to an issue with the plugin or both not being compatible.

    At the same time, i know of applications that do support external plugins. yet the user has a prompt that states any crash’s, bugs that is caused from enabling external plugin support will not be supported by the development team and the user uses it at there own risk.

    A similar error you get with pre-alpha and beta’s.



  • Yeah, plus how much effort is involved in identifying the plugin as the problem?
    Sometimes just disabling isn’t enough!


  • conexware

    as usual, when it comes to features we have to decide how to spend our development resources.

    so when it comes to integrating plugins that are worse than what we have, does it really make much sense to actually spend time on it?



  • I agree but if the help file actually sates you can do this and then you cant on these formats then wy have the feature in pa.



  • Although an application states it support plugins, that doesnt mean every plugin is compatible.

    Listed on the website are supported plugins. Maybe PA need to open a poll on the Plugins Users really like and then look into testing and incorporating them.

    I partly agree but i know as a developer and project manager that it’s not as simple as supporting plugins from 3rd party developers.

    Why do you think Apple, google and microsoft have such stringent policies about submiting applications.

    there software supports them but must follow guidelines.



  • no point having a plugin system, if the purpose of it is to restrict people into creating what the developer wants. I know that some plugins wont work but it would be nice if we had a team of peopel able to test plugins just like the android market, with rating etc



  • You cant just open your application for every third party to load plugins into it. your opening up a can of worms.

    Every major software company has conditions when it comes to plugins, gadgets, widgets and apps for phones.

    There is a point and that point is to ensure the main service is not damaged or causes negative effects on the user’s interaction or system.

    Although, i agree there could be more expansion on this area as it hasnt been something looked at for a while.

    When i develop programs or database’s i certainily wouldnt want anyone just throwing scripts from unknown sources into my source unless it conforms to a specific standard i have set out.



  • hen we need peopel to test and ensure which pluguibs can work with pa.



  • @davidsplash:

    hen we need peopel to test and ensure which pluguibs can work with pa.

    Bang!! there you go and we dont really have that.

    Mabe if you want to volenteer you could do some R&D for the PA Developers of all the plugins that you feel are reliable, usefull and why not to mention the source of those plugins.

    Maybe someone in the PA dev team could take a look and test them aswell even hand over to the alpha team for a global test then upload to their website.

    Im happy helping, if you have any suggestions



  • considering all the plugins on their plugin page came from me i think that could work. Well i tested them and uploaded links to them to this site first.

    There no point having a plugin sytem if it is not used. I want to see competitions for people to create plugins.

    One feature that would be nice as a plugin is to be able to actually add details to the archive properties like version of say zip made with and time made and who made it.

    I would like to see password files that you have to send separate to pa and have to be used with that archive to open them extra security.

    More file form,ats for the viewer.

    Better verification tools and tools like par2

    I would aslo like an plugin that actually records the way you install something from an archive and then actually lets you uninstall it.

    More archive formats via plugin and com[pateitions for specific file format archive formats.


  • conexware

    @Sir:

    Bang!! there you go and we dont really have that.

    Mabe if you want to volenteer you could do some R&D for the PA Developers of all the plugins that you feel are reliable, usefull and why not to mention the source of those plugins.

    Maybe someone in the PA dev team could take a look and test them aswell even hand over to the alpha team for a global test then upload to their website.

    Im happy helping, if you have any suggestions

    sure… plenty of plugins available on http://www.totalcmd.net/.


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