Build 2999 - password-protected compression

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mike
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Build 2999 - password-protected compression

Post by mike » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:04 pm

Hi folks,

Here's the second preview build of v1.2.6:
http://magnumbytes.com/downloads/previe ... (2999).zip

What's new:
  • Compress.../Compress To... now have a proper dialog with an option to protect a target archive with a password.
    AES-256 is employed to encrypt the archive contents.
    NB! This is a non-standard (if this word is even applicable to the Zip format) which is not supported by the macOS's built-in Archive Utility.
    AFAIK it can deal only with the ancient "PKWARE zipcrypt", which is easily cracked and is basically useless.
  • Two more dialogs (namely Copy and Compress) now have path autocompletion.
    I decided not to override Tab for completion in these cases since it messes with focus-based navigation too much.
    Instead, a standard hotkey for completion is used, which is Alt+Esc by default.
  • Fixed several issues with the in-place renaming editor, now it should be less flickery and more responsive.
Your feedback is welcome.

Regards,
Mike

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Re: Build 2999 - password-protected compression

Post by athan » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:10 am

Thanks Mike!👍

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Re: Build 2999 - password-protected compression

Post by d0ublezer0 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:58 am

Compress.../Compress To... now have a proper dialog with an option to protect a target archive with a password.
AES-256 is employed to encrypt the archive contents.
I expect when it will be possible to specify the name of the archive before archiving.
For example (if multiple files are being archived) suggest the name of the current folder as the default archive name.
With the ability to change the file name, of course.

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