Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#9390 new bug

Zip-O-Matic should expand if executed on zip files

Reported by: mks Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Add-Ons/Tracker Version: R1/alpha4.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description

... instead of zipping them into another zip file.

This feature would legitimate the "-O-Matic". Currently I always fall into the trap when I test Haiku after some time and wonder, "which one was this for -- zip or unzip?"

Change History (5)

comment:1 by humdinger, 7 years ago

I'm not sure that changing the behaviour depending on the filetype the add-on is invoked on is a good idea. Maybe a user has a need to bundle a few zips together, who knows...

Besides, double-clicking to expand seems to be much more straight forward.

I do agree, that Zip-O-Matic should be renamed. I know, I know... BeOS nostalgia, nerddom, geekfactor... :)
Renaming to "Archive" is unambiguous and is additionally more general to allow e.g. to add a small GUI in the future. It could offer an option to choose what archiver to use (zip, rar, xz, bzip...), archive name and maybe also where to save the resulting archive (maybe via d&d of an icon?).

comment:2 by axeld, 7 years ago

+1 to "Archive". Playing around with the rest might also be a good idea.

comment:4 by Alexco, 21 months ago

Link to haikuware broken. Any other source available? Isn't this more an enhancement than a bug?

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