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My first GFA program "lzip"

Postby Latz » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:09 pm

Hi,

if you are interested, find attached my first useful and working program
*** lzip *** Version 1.0

Written with GFA Basic and some kind starting hints from Rajah Lone, lzip
is a simple tool for zipping files or folders under TOS or FreeMiNT,
by using MiNT zip executable. Intended as an easy to use tool, it don't
offer any additional compress settings.

You can zip a file or folder with drag and drop on the program icon or
with filesector if lzip is started with doubleclick (for now, only one
file or folder at once).
More infos in archive/lzip.txt.

Tested on Falcon/CT60 and FireBee with TOS and FreeMiNT/XaAES.
Please report if and how it works on smaller Ataris.
Use at your own risk!

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Re: My first GFA program "lzip"

Postby christos » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:43 pm

NIce! I wanted to do something like that myself but I never got around to it. It seems like yours is better than what I would have done :D. Did you use ARGV?

PS: I have a feeling Matthias will love it ;)
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Re: My first GFA program "lzip"

Postby Latz » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:59 pm

Hi,

christos wrote:NIce! I wanted to do something like that myself but I never got around to it. It seems like yours is better than what I would have done :D. Did you use ARGV?

Thank you! In fact i was inspired by your Qextract :D and found that i can do it the opposite way. But honestly, i never
would have published my first attempt (before Rajah showed me the right way)... :oops:

No ARGV used, sorry.

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Re: My first GFA program "lzip"

Postby jfl » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:22 am

Hi Latz,

So let me get this straight: you mean all that amazing translation work and documenting and bug reporting and testing you've been doing for years was not enough to occupy your days and you needed a new challenge 8O And not only that, you end up producing one piece of software that was sorely missing, a simple way to compress files. Well, I salute you :cheers: You really amaze me.
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Re: My first GFA program "lzip"

Postby vido » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:11 am

jfl wrote:So let me get this straight: you mean all that amazing translation work and documenting and bug reporting and testing you've been doing for years was not enough to occupy your days and you needed a new challenge 8O And not only that, you end up producing one piece of software that was sorely missing, a simple way to compress files. Well, I salute you :cheers: You really amaze me.

Hehe ... those are exactly my toughts!
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Re: My first GFA program "lzip"

Postby AdamK » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:48 am

Great program. But the name is a bit unfortunate, as there already is (non Atari) lzip. Consider change to avoid confusion (and easier googling)
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Re: My first GFA program "lzip"

Postby wongck » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:08 pm

:megaphone: Well done.... :cheers:
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Re: My first GFA program "lzip"

Postby sashapont » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:13 pm

Cool! Thank you!
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Re: My first GFA program "lzip"

Postby Latz » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:52 am

Hi,

thank you all for your kind words, i´m really happy that you find it useful!
I missed something like this since i switched to MiNT, although zip in bash is more powerful.
...and somehow nobody else did it...

Also a big THANK YOU to "my" translators!!!

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