Slow Ring: PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.90/91/92 - Final!


  • conexware

    Release Notes - PowerArchiver - Version 17.00.90/91/92

    ** Improvement
    * [PA-225] - Patchbeam improvements
    * [PA-944] - pa: improve memory managment
    * [PA-1074] - compress + options - file list font wrong
    * [PA-1076] - use same update filename for fast and slow rings in patchbeam

    ** Task
    * [PA-896] - Build MSI setup for business users
    * [PA-1073] - remove powerarc-bsc32/64.exe from install (not used)
    * [PA-1078] - remove double danish translation from installer

    ** Bug
    * [PA-662] - Queue size limit goes into negative numbers in config
    * [PA-956] - patchbeam sends wrong info
    * [PA-959] - .pa - faster cancel for extraction/decode
    * [PA-990] - Folders bar too wide when turned on in Archive tab
    * [PA-995] - Cannot update PAE and PAE2 files
    * [PA-1000] - PA(.78) crashes when creating 7z thru shell
    * [PA-1025] - calculate memory: after clicking on calculate and numbers show, clicking on select files and advanced tab again has delay
    * [PA-1047] - Cannot create TARGZ properly through shell
    * [PA-1054] - default size of preview window too small in archive mode
    * [PA-1071] - AV error when creating archives and QUEUE turned on
    * [PA-1075] - status bar above ftp log
    * [PA-1077] - Cannot rename files inside PA archives
    * [PA-1079] - compress with options resets custom file listing font

    Release Notes - PowerArchiver - Version 17.00.91

    ** Improvement
    * [PA-1085] - turn on preview for archive mode when browsing hdd
    * [PA-1089] - add .tgz to the reflate step same as tar.gz
    * [PA-1094] - add classic icons for encode and repair zip

    ** Task
    * [PA-1084] - yellow icon for shell context menu

    ** New Feature
    * [PA-1101] - enterprise: remove individual modes (ftp, burner, backup, etc) from navbar, based on registry key

    ** Bug
    * [PA-1082] - archive mode - exit archive, folders bar does not show hdd contents
    * [PA-1083] - archive mode - clicking on archive in explorer hdd view opens up another window
    * [PA-1087] - Additional Skins not showing in PA
    * [PA-1091] - checkbox selection shows error in explorer mode in archive/explore modes
    * [PA-1092] - show button text uncheck does not save, does not work in backup mode toolbar

    Release Notes - PowerArchiver - Version 17.00.92

    ** Improvement
    * [PA-1106] - limit plzma/bwt/ppmd/rep dictionaries to max settings in advanced options
    * [PA-1107] - add .msu and .msp to same step as msi for PA format
    * [PA-1110] - update german and japanese translations
    * [PA-1114] - implement extension sort for PA and 7z archives
    * [PA-1115] - XPM file support
    * [PA-1117] - crc error on specific ZIP files, specific computer

    ** Bug
    * [PA-1102] - Skins below Whiteprint cannot be selected
    * [PA-1105] - Enable queue stays always selected in Config
    * [PA-1118] - zip: crc error on 10gb test sample

    PA 2017 17.00.91 download:
    http://dl.powerarchiver.com/2017/powarc170091.exe

    PA 2017 17.00.91 Portable download:
    http://dl.powerarchiver.com/2017/powarcportable170091.exe

    Whats New

    • Updated Patchbeam to use fast patch based updates. Update from .89 to .90 is 291kb, from .88 to .90 is 811kb. No more full installer downloads for each release.
    • MP3 codec activated for all Optimized Strong uses, moved out of experimental phase.
    • MSI setups for business users are available. These do not uninstall old PA 2016 versions, so users will need to manually uninstall if MSI use is needed. We recommend regular setup for all users not specifically needing MSI.
    • Fixes and Improvements listed above and some other fixes between versions.

    We want to thank all of the @Alpha-Testers for testing PA 2017. Your input has been crucial. This is just a start of PowerArchiver 2017 release cycle, we expect another update in next 1-2 weeks at most, after some of us come back from (deserved) holidays.

    Make sure to use Patchbeam in the future for super fast update process!

    • .91 build - small update based on user reports. Make sure to use Patchbeam for fast updates!
    • .92 build - important changes, only via Patchbeam and only for x64 for now. Please check your zip archives for testing!

  • Alpha Testers

    @spwolf said in Slow Ring: PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.90 - Final!:

    Whats New
    Updated Patchbeam to use fast patch based updates. Update from .89 to .90 is 291kb, from .88 to .90 is 811kb. No more full installer downloads for each release.

    Make sure to use Patchbeam in the future for super fast update process!

    I do not feel confident that this will work right.

    I’m still not really convinced that your efforts to make the full installer close and restart explorer.exe when needed always work correctly.

    Sometimes it closes the shell explorer so that the desktop icons disappear for a while but other times it just closes an explorer windows that I had open. I’ve even seen it close just one explorer window and leave another open.

    Anyway it just seems like a bodge to me. When the shell explorer is closed and restarted some things to not re-appear as they should.


  • conexware

    @Brian-Gregory said in Slow Ring: PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.90 - Final!:

    @spwolf said in Slow Ring: PowerArchiver 2017 17.00.90 - Final!:

    Whats New
    Updated Patchbeam to use fast patch based updates. Update from .89 to .90 is 291kb, from .88 to .90 is 811kb. No more full installer downloads for each release.

    Make sure to use Patchbeam in the future for super fast update process!

    I do not feel confident that this will work right.

    I’m still not really convinced that your efforts to make the full installer close and restart explorer.exe when needed always work correctly.

    Sometimes it closes the shell explorer so that the desktop icons disappear for a while but other times it just closes an explorer windows that I had open. I’ve even seen it close just one explorer window and leave another open.

    Anyway it just seems like a bodge to me. When the shell explorer is closed and restarted some things to not re-appear as they should.

    For the restarting explorer - it is actually an Windows feature - Windows Restart Manager. It works better or worse based on your version of Windows and install. It doesnt have a lot to do with us… most of those restarts are not needed either, they should be required only when shell dll is changed (April 10th 2017 was last update) but Inno setup likes doing it always.

    So Patchbeam will make all of this a lot nicer. And it will work properly since it is something we can control. Only “problem” with Patchbeam is that once actual dll change is needed, you would need to restart computer since it cant use restart manager. But thats maybe 2x per year vs 90 builds we have so far :).


  • Alpha Testers

    Please could the new patchbeam be made to update the version number shown for PowerArchiver in Control Panel / Add/Remove Programs.


  • conexware

    @brian-gregory it is not possible, it does not do anything to the registry, just patches file changes.


  • conexware

    @brian-gregory btw, how did the patchbeam work, it should have been 1.7MB update, much smoother than regular installer.


  • Alpha Testers

    On my desktop it got a bit muddled up because, I think, I checked manually for updates at the same time as it was updating itself. On my laptop I let it do it’s stuff and it seemed to work well, I think it updated when I closed PowerArchiver after using it.


 

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