Opened 8 years ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#9390 new enhancement

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

Reported by: mks Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Add-Ons/Tracker Version: R1/alpha4.1
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All


... 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 (6)

comment:1 by humdinger, 8 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, 8 years ago

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

comment:4 by Alexco, 3 years ago

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

comment:6 by pulkomandy, 6 months ago

Milestone: R1Unscheduled
Type: bugenhancement
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