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UNRAR5 plugin enables PeaZip to handle RAR archives built with most recent RARv5 file format specifications.
RarLab's unrar is royalty-free, and sources are available, but due to unrar licensing restriction (licensing terms of source code prohibits making a tool that can create RAR-compatible archives) it is widely regarded by Open Source community to not be OSI-compliant - and consequently needs to be deployed as separate add-on for PeaZip project.
On PeaZip for Windows systems, version 5.7.2 or more recent, the program uses by default the 7-Zip 15.06 (or more recent) unrar implementation, which is capable of reading (browsing, extracting) RAR5 format, so it is no longer needed to separately install this plugin - which it is still provided as alternative rar5 files extraction engine. PeaZip for Linux currently still needs this plugin to work with rar5 format, as p7zip (POSIX port of 7z) backed has not jet advanced to 15.06 version.
UNACE plugin handles browsing and extraction of WinAce's ACE file format and it is needed to open ACE archives in PeaZip.
This package is meant to provide free ACE files support as separate plugin since UNACE is released by WinACE as royalty free, but closed source, freeware binaries.
Note for GNU/Linux users: UNACE is a 32 bit executable, so on Linux 64 bit systems it requires ia32-libs to extract ACE files.
PeaZip Additional Formats Plugin 2 is needed to handle additional formats supported by PeaZip: LPAQ1, LPAQ5, PAQ8F, PAQ8JD, PAQ8L, QUAD and BALZ (browsing and extraction).
Note for GNU/Linux users: contains 32 bit x86 executable software, so on Linux 64 bit systems it requires ia32-libs
PeaZip themes customizes program's GUI colours and icons, themes can be applied from Option > Theme selecting "Custom" in the Theme dropdown menu and selecting a custom theme package i.e. xyz.theme.7z.
PeaZip Theme packages can be created (or saved for back-up) using PeaZip, from Options > Theme > Create Theme from current settings, a theme package xyz.theme.7z will be created on the desktop; it is a standard 7z archive.
Please note that system icons (i.e. on system's context menu, and for associated file types) are not affected by themes. On Microsoft Windows systems, system's icons are stored in \PeaZip\res\icons\ path and can be edited with a suitable editor or replaced with custom icon files; on Linux system's icons (in PNG format) are stored accordingly the distribution and the desktop environment policies, i.e. \opt\kde3\share\icons\ or \usr\share\icons\
To further customize themes, or to remove unwanted themes, “Manage Themes” opens the path containing themes, that is in user’s application data for installable versions or inside PeaZip’s folder for portable versions.
Theme’s graphic can be edited with any graphic files editor, and theme.txt can be edited as UTF-8 text; when finished editing the resources the theme can be given a name and saved as package.
It is recommended to not delete or modify the default theme, saved in \PeaZip\res\themes\
Themes can be freely distributed as independent packages, as long copyright/copyleft licenses for the graphic elements used in the theme is respected.
If you are interested in contributing a theme for being distributed with PeaZip please contact me at the mail address on Support page.
The file note.readme (plain text) is inherited from the original theme, please edit it with relevant information and credits about the new theme if you plan to publicly release it.
Custom, user-provided icons, themes, graphic and other resources can be found on PeaZip's Resources folder on SourceForge.
Project page of PeaExtractor, free unrar/unzip utility, a simple wizard based archive extractor meant to keep the decompression process as simple and streamlined as possible for novice users without prior knwoledge about working on compressed files.
MyGodmode (LGPLv3)getclassname-ondrop (LGPLv3)
Project page of MyGodMode, Microsoft Windows system tweaking utility, enable God Mode folder (aka "All tasks" or "Master Control Panel") displaying all system management tools in a single place. Installable and portable, for Vista and more recent systems.
This little utility is meant to help developers to get the class name of an object and all of its parents: drag the cursor from the application's StringGrid to the target object in any third parts application to get the full class "path" of the object. The package contains compiled MS Windows binary and sources (Lazarus/FPC).
Various icons, logo, images, wallpapers are available in PeaZip resources directory.
Custom SFX modules
SFX modules are used by 7z and FreeArc backends to create self extracting archives.
To use third parts SFX modules extract and copy the modules into "\res\7z" or "\res\arc" folder (depending if the target of the module is 7z or FreeArc) in PeaZip's path and rename them as existing SFX modules, ie. for 7z use 7z.sfx (conventionally, sfx module with GUI) or 7zCon.sfx (conventionally, sfx module with console interface).
Before that you may want to preserve a copy of original PeaZip's sfx modules copying them into another directory of your choice.
PeaZip plugin for PeBuilder
PeBuilder helps in creating preinstalled BartPE, live, bootable Microsoft Windows environments on CD/DVD.
Extract the .zip package to the plugin folder in PeBuilder, and copy PeaZip sofware files from "Program Files\Peazip\" to the folder named "\PeaZip_files_here" in the plugin folder.
Download PeaZip plugin for PeBuilder by Yuri Grille
Topics: PeaZip plugins, add-ons, themes, spin-off software
projects, custom SFX modules,
unrar5 plugin, unace plugin, free alternative to winrar and winace,
RARv5 file format specifications, decompress LPAQ, BALZ, QUAD files,
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Frequently Asked Questions
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