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Re: ITP: unrar-free 0.0.1+cvs2007112-1
- From: Yaakov (Cygwin/X) <yselkowitz at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 05:19:56 -0600
- Subject: Re: ITP: unrar-free 0.0.1+cvs2007112-1
- References: <email@example.com>
On Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:28:05 +0200, Jari Aalto wrote:
> sdesc: "Unarchiver for RAR files"
> ldesc: "Extract files from RAR archives. This program does not create RAR
> archives. Note: Because RAR algorithm is non-free, it may not be
> possible that not all RAR archives are not compatible with the
> algorhithm used in this utility. This free version can't handle some
> archives in the RAR 3.0+ format."
> category: Archive
> requires: libargp
While this would seem to be distributable, the question is raised
there about the usefulness of a v2-only decompressor where a disputable
number of RAR files in the wild are v3. That was five-plus years ago
already, and I'm sure the number has only increased since. I don't
really want to deal with endless questions about why this doesn't work
on so-and-so RAR file. It is really still worth shipping now?