Archive Manager

James Geboski jgeboski at
Wed Jan 4 11:49:13 CET 2012


That's excellent news.  I was kind of thinking why the archive managers had
not taken this approach already.  But nonetheless, it's nice to see Squeeze
taking this route.

For now, I'll just standby out of the way, and let the code mature a bit.
 I don't know if there are any plans to implement mouse buttons 4 and 5, or
even shortcut/hotkey setup but, that's something that would be really
useful.  I currently use mouse buttons 4 and 5 to navigate in Thunar, and
it has always worked really well.  And then to have to press buttons on a
toolbar in the archive manager to navigate, kind of throws a wrench in the
navigation experience.  Additionally, some drag n' drop support would be
handy as well but, not as essential as implementing the mouse buttons.
 Again, I don't know if there are plans for these these features or not.

I can submit feature requests into the bugzilla system if this will help
organize things and what not, just let me know.


On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:46 AM, Stephan Arts <stephan at> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:56 AM, James Geboski <jgeboski at> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I'm just curious as to what the recommended archive manager for XFCE is.
>  I
> > noticed that Xarchiver is listed under the archived git repositories at
> >  I'm assuming Xarchiver is now deprecated in favor of
> Squeeze,
> > correct me if I am wrong.
> >
> > Originally, I was looking to do a few "quick" patches for implementing
> > support for LZMA and, mouse buttons 4 and 5 to operate backward and
> forward
> > operations.  Additionally, if Squeeze is now the new recommended archive
> > manager, drag n' drop support would be nice.
> Hi James,
> At the moment, squeeze is not ready for production use. It is
> undergoing 2 massive changes:
> 1) libsqueeze is overhauled, cleaned up and stabilized (peter mainly does
> this)
> 2) the user-interface is rewritten (that's where I am working on)
> The way squeeze is designed now means you don't need to patch it to
> get support for new archive-types.
> libsqueeze reads ini-style files to determine how to use the
> command-line tools that can manipulate the different archives. - One
> thing I hated about early squeeze development and the development of
> xarchiver was that you needed a new version every time someone came up
> with 'yet' another obscure format to be supported ;). This design,
> though a tad complex, should solve that.
> An example of a config-file can be seen here:
> Currently (though it does not seem like it in public repo) the code is
> under heavy flux. So accepting patches is a bit difficult.
> If you want to submit feature-requests, support-files or other things.
> You are welcome to help :)
> Regards,
> Stephan
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