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Thu Aug 7 16:53:13 IST 2008

At 11:00 AM 8/7/2008, you wrote:
>Julian Field wrote:
>>Richard Lynch wrote:
>>>Julian Field wrote:
>>>>Gary Alexander wrote:
>>>>>>While things are quiet, are there any outstanding bugs or 
>>>>>>feature requests
>>>>>>that I should be working on?
>>>>>>I'm aiming at a stable release at the start of September if 
>>>>>>there's nothing
>>>>>>else huge between now and then. The HTML::Parser protection seems to be
>>>>>>working okay, and hasn't had a huge speed impact (it never 
>>>>>>ceases to amaze
>>>>>>me quite how fast fork() is!).
>>>>>Hi There
>>>>>Speaking of feature requests ... I've noticed some users using 7zip
>>>>>format for sending mails ... and executables inside getting through
>>>>>... any plans for adding support for this?
>>>>>The following linux app currently supports 7zip: 
>>>>Adding that is quite a lot of work, so I would need a lot of 
>>>>votes that people want this feature. But I'm not saying "no" :-)
>>>Up until now I had never even heard of 7zip.  I just tested F-Prot 
>>>and ClamAV against an archive with a virus in it.  Neither 
>>>detected the virus inside.  So, isn't it just a matter of time 
>>>before viruses start spreading in this format?   If so I think 
>>>you're going to be compelled to support the scanning of this format.
>>But if no-one has the software for reading this format already, 
>>they aren't any harm.
>Agreed but how long before people start using this format in large 
>numbers.  I don't know.  It's not a problem yet so there's no hurray 
>but sometime down the road... who knows.  I certainly wouldn't put a 
>high priority on it.

Agreed, as well. No priority, but it should be planned for inclusion 
down the road.

I suspect the popularity has increased and will increase as a result 
of WinZip including an expiration in its shareware. More 
sophisticated Windows users know the night and day difference in 
performance of Winzip versus the built-in Windows support for .zip 
files and will not use the built-in support.

I have seen a lot of torrent traffic using 7zip lately, as well as 
some SourceForge Windows applications.


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