PACL 9.0 Beta 2


  • conexware

    Version:
    PACL 9.00 Beta 2

    What’s New since version PACL 7:

    • Updated to PowerArchiver 2017 engine
    • Fully unicode interface
    • RAR v5 (v4) support
    • PAE2 support

    Latest format support and all the various engine updates done in PA 2017.
    Full support for .PA format with many different options and switches.

    Download:
    http://dl.powerarchiver.com/2017/PACL900-170429.EXE

    Due to the support of new PA format and all the changes needed for that support, we decided to move up version number to PACL 9. This is purely cosmetical - companies who purchased PACL8, have PACL9 now added to their orders. Users who have free upgrades for PACL8, now have PACL9 added as free upgrade (Business users with active select (pro/tbx), all personal users (pro/tbx).

    Since we are finalizing PA 2017, we can also now spend a lot more time on PACL9.

    Please check your bugs, and check .PA support as well.

    Thank you! @Alpha-Testers

    PA Team
    ConeXware, Inc.


  • Alpha Testers

    Discrepancy (v8 vs v9) with new lines in output:

    C:>\PACL.v8\pacomp -a junk.7z *
    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL) Unicode Version 8.00 [Dec 21 2015]
    Copyright© 1998-2015 ConeXware, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Registered Version
    This product is licensed to: Brian Gregory
    Archive Compression Utility – ZIP,ZIPX,7-ZIP,CAB,LHA,BH,JAR,TAR,GZIP,BZIP2
    Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com Email: support@conexware.com

    Archive: C:\junk.7z
    preparing to compress…
    adding: 595356.txt --> Done. [0%]
    adding: bin.7z --> Done. [0%]
    adding: curl.txt --> Done. [5%]
    adding: DEBUG.TXT --> Done. [7%]
    adding: FDCOM.ICO --> Done. [9%]
    adding: GEARDIFx_install.log --> Done. [9%]
    adding: GEARDIFx_uninstall.log --> Done. [9%]
    adding: HaxLogs.txt --> Done. [9%]
    adding: hcwclear.txt --> Done. [37%]
    adding: hcwDriverInstall.txt --> Done. [40%]
    adding: Iconshock-Real-Vista-Mobile-Android-platform.ico --> Done. [45%]
    adding: junk.7z --> Done. [66%]
    adding: junk.zip --> Done. [78%]
    adding: log.txt --> Done. [78%]
    adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.20160220 --> Done. [78%]
    adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.20160222 --> Done. [78%]
    adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.20160311 --> Done. [78%]
    adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.20160519 --> Done. [78%]
    adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.20160626 --> Done. [78%]
    adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.20160912 --> Done. [78%]
    adding: pnp.txt --> Done. [78%]
    adding: RHDSetup.log --> Done. [79%]
    adding: sda-0.log.0 --> Done. [79%]
    adding: sda-0.log.1 --> Done. [79%]
    adding: sda-0.log.2 --> Done. [81%]
    adding: smartctl.txt --> Done. [83%]
    adding: SxsTrace.etl --> Done. [93%]
    adding: SxsTrace.txt --> Done. [95%]
    adding: TBSVHID.log --> Done. [96%]
    adding: vulkaninfo.txt --> Done. [96%]
    adding: wifi.log --> Done. [99%]
    adding: win7.txt --> Done. [99%]
    adding: WMC default zoom.reg --> Done. [99%]
    adding: WMC sensible zoom.reg --> Done. [99%]

    All OK

    C:>\PACL.v9\pacomp -a junk.7z *
    PowerArchiver Command Line x64 (PACL64) Unicode Version 9.00b [Jan 20 2017]
    Copyright© 1998-2016 ConeXware, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Registered Version
    This product is licensed to: Brian Gregory
    Archive Compression Utility – PA,ZIP,ZIPX,7-ZIP,CAB,LHA,BH,JAR,TAR,GZIP,BZIP2
    Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com Email: support@conexware.com

    Archive: C:\junk.7z
    preparing to compress…
    adding: 595356.txt adding: curl.txt adding: DEBUG.TXT adding: FDCOM.ICO adding: GEARDIFx_install.log adding: GEARDI
    Fx_uninstall.log adding: HaxLogs.txt adding: hcwclear.txt adding: hcwDriverInstall.txt adding: Iconshock-Real-Vista-Mobi
    le-Android-platform.ico adding: junk.7z adding: junk.zip adding: log.txt adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.20160220 adding: m
    plabxdrvrinstall.20160222 adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.20160311 adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.20160519 adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.2
    0160626 adding: mplabxdrvrinstall.20160912 adding: pnp.txt adding: RHDSetup.log adding: smartctl.txt adding: SxsTrace
    .etl adding: SxsTrace.txt adding: TBSVHID.log adding: vulkaninfo.txt adding: wifi.log adding: win7.txt adding: WMC
    default zoom.reg adding: WMC sensible zoom.reg
    All OK

    C:>


  • conexware

    @Brian-Gregory it seems you have older version, it should be:

    PowerArchiver Command Line x64 (PACL64) Unicode Version 9.00b [Mar 27 2017]
    Copyright© 1998-2017 ConeXware, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Shareware Version
    Archive Compression Utility – PA,ZIP,ZIPX,7-ZIP,CAB,LHA,BH,JAR,TAR,GZIP,BZ2,XZ,LZMA
    Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com Email: support@conexware.com


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf Must be your CDN again 😞
    I’m still downloading the same file now.
    Please double check at your end.


  • conexware

    @Brian-Gregory said in PACL 9.0 Beta 2:

    @spwolf Must be your CDN again 😞
    I’m still downloading the same file now.
    Please double check at your end.

    ah, ivan left old pacomp.exe… use pacomp64.exe 🙂


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf Okay I deleted the old PACOMP.EXE and I put hard link called PACOMP.EXE to PACOMP64.EXE and similar for PAEXT (so my old batch files work).

    I still don’t get each file added on it’s own line like in v8.


  • conexware

    @Brian-Gregory can you please remind me what OS again? I cant reproduce it here, looks fine… thank you!


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf 64 bit Windows 7.



  • Your provided paconv.bat still throws errors and doesn’t work as you intend, since “deltree” is unknown on any modern Windows operating system. Also, there’s no “paext” command anymore. There are some other problems, too.
    Please consider adding my changes from this post for PACL 8



  • There are various other problems executing the programs:
    paclreg.exe reports it’s version 8.0
    pacomp.exe is x64 and can’t be executed on a x86 OS
    pacrypt.exe reports it’s version 8.0
    paencode.exe reports it’s version 8.0
    pafix.exe reports it’s version 8.0
    paspan.exe reports it’s version 8.0

    paclreg.exe registers only the “old” files, so the …32.exe and …64.exe show the shareware notice.
    I’ve downloaded this file:
    http://dl.powerarchiver.com/2017/PACL900-170429.EXE



  • @bigmike There have not been any updates so far, which suggests that the powers that be chose to ignore the problem instead of spending the 30 programmer seconds needed for fixing it.

    However, if you compare one of the registered EXE files with an unregistered copy then you’ll see that the process of ‘registration’ for an EXE file is quite a simple one. Applying a similar change to paext32.exe or paext64.exe (using a hex editor or copy /b at the command prompt) yields the desired effect.

    An alternative approach would be temporarily renaming ‘forgotten’ EXE files like paext32.exe to one of the names hard-coded into paclreg.exe (paext.exe, pacomp.exe, pafix.exe, paspan.exe, paencode.exe, pacrypt.exe) and renaming them back after the registration.

    For batch files there is yet another option, one which doesn’t require changing any executables at all. Simply pipe a newline into the command in order to acknowledge the ‘unregistered version’ prompt. E.g. instead of

    paext32 bla bla

    use

    echo.|paext32 bla bla


  • conexware


  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf said in PACL 9.0 Beta 2:

    @darth-gizka There is now a new update:
    https://www.powerarchiver.com/2018/01/18/powerarchiver-command-line-pacl-9-0-beta-3-is-out/

    Check it out. Thanks!

    Why has -p “store relative path” been removed?


  • conexware

    @brian-gregory said in PACL 9.0 Beta 2:

    @spwolf said in PACL 9.0 Beta 2:

    @darth-gizka There is now a new update:
    https://www.powerarchiver.com/2018/01/18/powerarchiver-command-line-pacl-9-0-beta-3-is-out/

    Check it out. Thanks!

    Why has -p “store relative path” been removed?

    it is default option now, but it should not have been removed since that will mess up existing scripts. thanks.


  • conexware

    @brian-gregory said in PACL 9.0 Beta 2:

    @spwolf said in PACL 9.0 Beta 2:

    @darth-gizka There is now a new update:
    https://www.powerarchiver.com/2018/01/18/powerarchiver-command-line-pacl-9-0-beta-3-is-out/

    Check it out. Thanks!

    Why has -p “store relative path” been removed?

    idea was to automatically use -p when -r is used to have one less switch for newbies. So this will be corrected in next update.



  • Signed all executables – All executables and dlls are signed with our standard authenticode to make them work better with various AV software where PowerArchiver is already whitelisted.

    Sorry, but as you modify the executables in the registration process, you invalidate the signature. Ok, it seems, at least, that the signature is removed completely, but it’s probably not helpful for the file rating to have signed and unsigned executables for the same version?

    paconv.bat still doesn’t work at all, as deltree, pacomp and paext (two of them of the very same product) are unknown.

    PACRYPT.exe
    PAENCODE.exe
    PAFIX.exe
    PASPAN.exe

    still report to be version 8.00


  • conexware

    @bigmike it will help a little bit during installation and initial copying, but thats the only proper way to have it done. PACL does not have issue with false positives though and having patched files companies can simply copy over is much easier than having to register it somehow else.


  • conexware

    @brian-gregory said in PACL 9.0 Beta 2:

    @spwolf said in PACL 9.0 Beta 2:

    @darth-gizka There is now a new update:
    https://www.powerarchiver.com/2018/01/18/powerarchiver-command-line-pacl-9-0-beta-3-is-out/

    Check it out. Thanks!

    Why has -p “store relative path” been removed?

    Updated 9.00 Beta 3:
    https://powerarchiver.cachefly.net/2018/pacl900-180119.exe

    It returns -p -r to previous behaviour and also drastically improves performance when scanning folders with large number of files (100k, etc). There was an issue there where it was calculating relative path when it did not need to so it took long time… basically now it takes 5-6s and before it would be 200s.


  • Alpha Testers

    I’d like the option to return to the old output:

    PowerArchiver Command Line (PACL) Unicode      Version 8.00       [Dec 21 2015]
    Copyright(c) 1998-2015 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Registered Version
    This product is licensed to: Brian Gregory
    Archive Compression Utility -- ZIP,ZIPX,7-ZIP,CAB,LHA,BH,JAR,TAR,GZIP,BZIP2
      Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com  Email: support@conexware.com
    
    Archive: J:\Synced Documents\BC\BC.7z
      preparing to compress...
      adding: BC201508.pdf   --> Done. [0%]
      adding: BC201509.pdf   --> Done. [0%]
      adding: BC201510.pdf   --> Done. [7%]
      adding: BC201511.pdf   --> Done. [15%]
      adding: BC201512.pdf   --> Done. [22%]
      adding: BC201601.pdf   --> Done. [25%]
      adding: BC201602.pdf   --> Done. [27%]
      adding: BC201603.pdf   --> Done. [31%]
      adding: BC201604.pdf   --> Done. [33%]
      adding: BC201605.pdf   --> Done. [36%]
      adding: BC201606.pdf   --> Done. [38%]
      adding: BC201607.pdf   --> Done. [41%]
      adding: BC201608.pdf   --> Done. [45%]
      adding: BC201609.pdf   --> Done. [47%]
      adding: BC201609Y.pdf   --> Done. [50%]
      adding: BC201609Z.pdf   --> Done. [51%]
      adding: BC201610.pdf   --> Done. [53%]
      adding: BC201611.pdf   --> Done. [57%]
      adding: BC201612.pdf   --> Done. [60%]
      adding: BC201701.pdf   --> Done. [62%]
      adding: BC201702.pdf   --> Done. [65%]
      adding: BC201703.pdf   --> Done. [67%]
      adding: BC201704.pdf   --> Done. [70%]
      adding: BC201705.pdf   --> Done. [72%]
      adding: BC201706.pdf   --> Done. [76%]
      adding: BC201707.pdf   --> Done. [78%]
      adding: BC201708.pdf   --> Done. [81%]
      adding: BC201709.pdf   --> Done. [83%]
      adding: BC201709Y.pdf   --> Done. [86%]
      adding: BC201709Z.pdf   --> Done. [88%]
      adding: BC201710.PDF   --> Done. [91%]
      adding: BC201711.pdf   --> Done. [93%]
      adding: BC201712.pdf   --> Done. [96%]
      adding: BC201801.pdf   --> Done. [98%]
    
    All OK
    

    rather than the new

    PowerArchiver Command Line x64 (PACL64) Unicode Version 9.00b      [Jan 19 2018]
    Copyright(c) 1998-2018 ConeXware, Inc.  All Rights Reserved. Registered Version
    This product is licensed to: Brian Gregory
    Archive Compression Utility -- PA,ZIP,ZIPX,7-ZIP,CAB,LHA,BH,JAR,TAR,GZIP,BZIP2
      Internet: http://www.powerarchiver.com  Email: support@conexware.com
    
    Archive: J:\Synced Documents\BC\BC.7z
      preparing to compress...
      compressing...
      total progress: 11%
      total progress: 22%
      total progress: 33%
      total progress: 45%
      total progress: 56%
      total progress: 67%
      total progress: 78%
      total progress: 90%
    
    All OK
    

    where you aren’t told which files were added


  • conexware

    @brian-gregory problem for 7z and PA formats is when multi-threading is enabled, current file progress could cause issues due to it reporting from multiple different threads to the main thread. So

    Previously we simply did not have MT support for 7z due to this issue.


 

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