Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.67/68/69/70/71/73/74/77 beta 1 to RC1


  • conexware

    Release Notes - PowerArchiver - Version 17.00.67

    ** Improvement
    * [PA-32] - save setup choices
    * [PA-688] - portable: disable shell by default
    * [PA-689] - portable: use different color for shell extensions icons
    * [PA-825] - Add Adv. Codec Pack notice to Backup when PA format selected on license w/out Adv. Codec Pack
    * [PA-827] - .pa and 7z optimized mode: write directly to archive (faster)

    ** New Feature
    * [PA-872] - better/faster update process for .pa and .7z archives

    ** Bug
    * [PA-566] - FTP Profiles in portable: not saved and cant be edited
    * [PA-586] - Portable: Extract to filename/subfolder not working
    * [PA-715] - Scheduled backup on deleted script throws AV error and interface is a bit disconfigured
    * [PA-737] - Open .PBS with PowerArchiver and add window appears
    * [PA-753] - .55 explorer crash
    * [PA-796] - Grid lines(when default in custom skin) remain active when changing to Classic Simple skin
    * [PA-801] - Backup: Email Encryption password is showing in enter password field
    * [PA-808] - compress + options, does not ask for overwrite or update, just updates existing file
    * [PA-810] - compress to PA not always showing
    * [PA-822] - Extract progress window font different when extracting from shell vs extract button
    * [PA-828] - paop: french translation has temp attachment filename that office can not parse
    * [PA-859] - Windows Preview turns on when installing 65
    * [PA-860] - copy/move archive text cut off
    * [PA-862] - portable: always on automatic language
    * [PA-865] - Portable: Custom Skins show in skins menu even though they are not installed
    * [PA-866] - Unicode issues in PA and ASZ
    * [PA-867] - SFX wizard: password visible
    * [PA-869] - German language missing in .65
    * [PA-873] - Compress & Encrypt shell option does not create PAE2 properly
    * [PA-874] - Zipx compression profile shows as ZIP in config
    * [PA-875] - Remove Compress & Encrypt Shell option
    * [PA-880] - PBS script throws I/O Error
    * [PA-884] - Backup Codec Pack notice link

    Release Notes - PowerArchiver - Version 17.00.68

    ** Bug
    * [PA-807] - delete does not work in .pa archives
    * [PA-870] - Portable 66: Portable unregisters when changing languages
    * [PA-883] - Cannot create 7z SFx
    * [PA-886] - Windows preview turns on after installing .67

    Release Notes - PowerArchiver - Version 17.00.70 (including .69)

    ** Improvement
    * [PA-853] - investigate and add .ipa to strong mode, reflate/plzma4
    * [PA-857] - specialized wav compression step for optimized strong
    * [PA-889] - optimized fast: remove rep from exe steps in super, fast
    * [PA-891] - add .sf2 to wav compression step (optimized strong)
    * [PA-892] - use bwt2 for .au files (up to 10% compression improvement)
    * [PA-893] - use new c/d settings for wav compression step (up to 20% stronger compression)
    * [PA-901] - Make Compression tab first active tab in Options>Shell

    ** Task
    * [PA-898] - check and increase default timeout during activation

    ** New Feature
    * [PA-888] - implement latest .pa engine (F1)

    ** Bug
    * [PA-882] - New Backup throws AV error
    * [PA-894] - PA creates RAR5 archive when RAR4 is selected
    * [PA-902] - improve optimized 7z settings

    Release Notes - PowerArchiver - Version 17.00.73

    ** Improvement
    * [PA-918] - Remove update/create/overwrite dialog when D&D file into archive
    * [PA-930] - PA 2017 inno setup should uninstall PA 2017 MSI
    * [PA-931] - first check HKLM x64 key and then x86 key
    * [PA-933] - use current folder/disk for temp in .pa format
    * [PA-935] - new mode for raw image extensions in optimized strong
    * [PA-936] - text/xml/html compression improvement
    * [PA-940] - Backup: Increase FTP connection timeout + Retry when disconnected
    * [PA-945] - .pa - lower memory used in Optimized Strong - Normal compression
    * [PA-946] - advanced tab, further optimizations
    * [PA-947] - .pa - lower memory usage for optimized strong - normal mode

    ** New Feature
    * [PA-915] - advanced tab, add checkbox next to plzma options, apply to optimized strong mode?
    * [PA-919] - 8bit image mode for optimized strong
    * [PA-920] - 32bit image mode for optimized strong
    * [PA-925] - 24bit image mode for optimized strong

    ** Bug
    * [PA-670] - manually setting number of zip mt threads does not work
    * [PA-907] - intel rar sfx does not extract properly through shell
    * [PA-909] - Backup: Cannot change Cloud profile in Cloud tab - always stays the same
    * [PA-916] - Dark skins not showing filelist properly when color coding enabled
    * [PA-917] - Detect format and pre-select it when D&D file into archive
    * [PA-924] - Custom compression profile checkmarks not applied in add dialog
    * [PA-926] - Compressing WAV file into PA throws error in 32bit PA
    * [PA-929] - nag screen timer in translations
    * [PA-938] - PA Mini not previewing archives
    * [PA-939] - Backup: Files deleted before uploading to FTP when Delete original selected
    * [PA-941] - cant open rar with chinese filename on english windows
    * [PA-942] - 7zip progress
    * [PA-943] - Open with>MRU App is broken for filenames with spaces

    Release Notes - PowerArchiver - Version 17.00.74

    ** Improvement
    * [PA-225] - Patchbeam improvements
    * [PA-802] - apply font listing font to more parts of interface
    * [PA-950] - lower d if filesize less than d for plzma
    * [PA-951] - .pa (32bit) lower memory usage for several codecs

    ** New Feature
    * [PA-913] - Low priority process option under queue in add window

    ** Bug
    * [PA-934] - Modified date not shown correctly when short date format changed to text
    * [PA-953] - Backup: cloud account dropdown empty when creating new backup

    Release Notes - PowerArchiver - Version 17.00.77

    ** Improvement
    * [PA-952] - update dropbox cloud platform
    * [PA-964] - preview window - show extraction/red semaphore in status during preview extract
    * [PA-979] - less memory usage for reflate/pdf step (plzma)
    * [PA-980] - low priority and current folder as temp set as default options (checked)
    * [PA-981] - ftp: once file uploaded to ftp, refresh contents
    * [PA-982] - ftp profile dropdown does not work properly
    * [PA-983] - advanced add window - less empty space in folder selection treeview

    ** Bug
    * [PA-651] - comments - dock and icon in status bar not appearing
    * [PA-937] - backup: filelist refreshes each time file is selected
    * [PA-948] - add window - change filename and click enter, name change not applied until tab
    * [PA-958] - advanced options issues
    * [PA-962] - FTP profile shows twice in FTP profile dropdown when changing tabs
    * [PA-963] - status bar shows 0kb for opened archive
    * [PA-966] - advanced options issues (.75)
    * [PA-968] - add window - cant enter subfolders
    * [PA-975] - extract window, empty spaces in treeview control

    PA 2017 17.00.77 download:
    http://dl.powerarchiver.com/2017/powarc170077.exe

    PA 2017 17.00.77 Portable download:
    http://dl.powerarchiver.com/2017/powarcportable170077.exe

    Whats New
    Updated .pa format to use less memory on smaller files. Customizable advanced options so .pa users can select various different codec options to increase compression or speed. This version is being released as RC1. Next week we will release RC2. Please let us know if you notice any showstoppers!

    Thank you!

    PA Team
    ConeXware, Inc.


  • conexware

    @Alpha-Testers new update - build .68 with some more fixes… should be quit nice now. Thanks for the reports!


  • conexware

    @spwolf @Alpha-Testers new .69 build with new special mode for wav files, faster and 30% better compression.


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf It doesn’t seem to recognise that soundfont files are mainly WAV like data.


  • conexware

    @Brian-Gregory said in Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.67/68:

    @spwolf It doesn’t seem to recognise that soundfont files are mainly WAV like data.

    Good catch… any idea of anything else similar? I will write it down for next release…

    … quick test, sf2.pa now: 173 MB, sf2.pa next release: 153 MB.


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf Maybe AU files, if I remember correctly some are like 8 bit WAV files, probably some are like 16 bit WAV files.


  • conexware

    @Brian-Gregory said in Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.67/68/69:

    @spwolf Maybe AU files, if I remember correctly some are like 8 bit WAV files, probably some are like 16 bit WAV files.

    i have to find some samples of .au to test…


  • conexware

    @Brian-Gregory unfortunately, au is too different… doesnt do any magic there.

    Next step for codecs is likely dedicated audio codec, we will likely use monkey audio in pa, did you ever try it?


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf No, I’ve never tried Monkeys Audio, maybe I should. I mostly use FLAC for lossless audio compression.


  • conexware

    @Brian-Gregory said in Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.67/68/69:

    @spwolf No, I’ve never tried Monkeys Audio, maybe I should. I mostly use FLAC for lossless audio compression.

    it has stronger compression and slower decompression, more suitable for backup purposes.


  • conexware

    @spwolf update to .70, small changes to wav mode, and other smaller updates. Full changelog to come later. Thanks! @Alpha-Testers @Mods


  • conexware

    updated with release log… @Alpha-Testers @administrators


  • Alpha Testers

    Can you please provide more details about:
    [PA-888] - implement latest .pa engine (F1)
    Always interested in improvements in PA engine. What are the changes or advantages of the new version?

    [PA-902] - improve optimized 7z settings
    Is it related to fix https://forums.powerarchiver.com/topic/5756/7-zip-engine-in-pa-17-not-as-good-as-in-7-zip-17/3 ?


  • conexware

    @nikkho said in Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.67/68/69/70:

    Can you please provide more details about:
    [PA-888] - implement latest .pa engine (F1)
    Always interested in improvements in PA engine. What are the changes or advantages of the new version?

    [PA-902] - improve optimized 7z settings
    Is it related to fix https://forums.powerarchiver.com/topic/5756/7-zip-engine-in-pa-17-not-as-good-as-in-7-zip-17/3 ?

    engine updates here:
    https://forums.powerarchiver.com/topic/5740/advanced-codec-pack-engine-list-of-changes/

    and yes, fix for optimized 7z settings.


  • Alpha Testers

    Patchbeam updated to 17.00.73.
    Any changelog?


  • conexware

    @nikkho said in Fast Ring: PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.67/68/69/70:

    Patchbeam updated to 17.00.73.
    Any changelog?

    updated OP with .73 changes… thanks!


  • conexware

    @Alpha-Testers new .74 build on fast and slow rings. Release log is in the OP. Thanks everyone!


  • conexware

    @Alpha-Testers updated with build .77 info.


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