Jun 30, 2009 at 1:10 AM
DotNetZip, the managed-code library and toolset for ZIP files, has been updated. The new version, v1.8, was released today, June 30th. All the 1.7 features are there: password-protected ZIPs, ZIP64, AES encryption, Unicode, Self-extracting archives,
streaming, Compact Framework support, and more.
Highlights of the new release:
- Significantly improved performance while zipping and unzipping.
- Self-extracting archives are now *also* ZIP files, can be opened by any compliant ZIP tool or library. SFX's generated by the tool also have a new cleaner UI, and an execute-on-extract option.
- Now stores and extracts File attributes and high-resolution file timestamps accurately.
- better quality and compatibility across the board.
- a new GZipStream class to replace the BCL's bogus one.
- much more flexibility for adding or extracting files.
- The GUI tool is now packaged in an MSI installer, and includes create and extract options, and supports drag-n-drop.
- plenty of doc improvements and a bunch of new samples.
DotNetZip is still the easiest-to-use ZIP library for .NET, and is still free and open source. Download the new version today,