Tired of UnRarX? Here you go…

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  1. Giuly, Mar 28, 2011
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    Giuly macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    Hi,
    I was a little bored last night and "rewrote" UnRarX, but with some modifications:
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    It asks for password, and whether you want to overwrite already present files. This means you don't have to enter the password and then open the file, you can just double click or drag it to the dock icon.

    But the biggest limitation of UnRarX I figured out is if you are extracting one file and (accidentally) double click another, the first extraction got canceled. I fixed that, it does multiple extractions at once now:
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    Download it from sourceforge or visit the project homepage to find out more. It's free software, btw.

    (Expect PAR support for 0.2, in case anyone may need that)

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. grahamwright1 macrumors regular

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    10.6.7 support, as not everyone is using Lion yet :)
     
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    Thanks for your contribution, downloading now...
     
  5. Joshuarocks, Mar 28, 2011
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    Joshuarocks macrumors 6502

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    Hey, you could have made it a universal binary... how am I supposed to use RAR on a G5 Power Mac Quad?

    the guy is ignorant... no support for those running leopard or snow leopard. and unrarx is also universal binary.. he could have made it so it can work on the G5 Quad.. how am I supposed to use unrarx?
     
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    You do realize he is trying to make a contribution and open to suggestions:rolleyes:

    He doesn't owe you anything
     
  7. Joshuarocks macrumors 6502

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    Whatever... who carez.. not worth my time.
     
  8. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Watch it. The app was written using Xcode 4 which no longer supports building PPC or even targeting 10.5 - both which would be required for the app to properly run on your G5.

    Technically the app compiles for 10.5/PPC but frankly with your attitude I wouldn't expect anyone to go out of their way to help you.
     
  9. Joshuarocks macrumors 6502

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    Never mind.. I I will handle it myself.. I one time took a small intel app and made it into a universal binary.. no problem.
     
  10. Giuly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    You have a point. Check 0.1.1, which runs 10.4-10.7 (Intel). It'll support PPC as well, just be patient. ;)
     
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    I appreciate your efforts and look forward to trying it, but I've never experienced the two problems you listed (unless I'm not understanding them)

    I've always been able to open the file and click "password" and then hit extract - do you mean it automatically prompts for a password instead of having to hit the password button?

    And I've always been able to successfully extract multiple files simultaneously. If I recall correctly (haven't used it in a while), it shows the options of the last opened file at the top and as a drop down menu to access the password/extract options for other files. If you read the output box in unrarx you'll also see the messages for each file.
     
  12. Giuly, Mar 29, 2011
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    Giuly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    Exactly, it doesn't ask you. The extraction process with UnRarX has a complete lack of interactivity. You can, however, "assume yes to all queries". But GeeUnRAR asks you i.e. for every file if you want to overwrite it (if you choose so).

    You're right - but it gets messy in there:
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    What I was mainly missing was the "Ask for extraction path" option, and a way to set (and keep) a fixed path other than "File Directory". The terminal output was kind of outdated, too. Also, you need to replace (and compile) UnRarX' unrar binary with 4.00 for improved speed yourself, GeeUnRAR ships with the latest unrar right away.
     
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    Just got around to looking at the screenshots on a PC - looks good! Can't wait until I can actually use it.

    Glad to see someone build off of it.
     
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    I have found two pretty major issues:

    1. It is not possible to paste text into the password field
    2. The application does not check if the entered password is correct until after extraction. Then just reports failure. It should check before and ask again if the entered password is wrong. As it is now, the time used to extract is wasted if you enter the wrong password, and that can be frustrating.

    Number two is especially serious, considering the missing option to paste text in the password field equals a higher probability of entering a wrong password.

    Also, I think the window should just close after extraction (instead of remaining open and waiting for me to press "Done").

    Otherwise, I like what you are trying to do. :) UnRarX does not have the best interface.
     
  16. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    WOW I can't believe some of the rude comments on this thread!!! This guy took his OWN time and wrote a nice little program for everyone to use and people are being rude about it!

    OP I certainly appreciate your efforts (even though I don't use RAR files and will probably never have the opportunity to use your program). Thank you for making it though :)
     
  17. 9Speed macrumors member

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    Just wanted to voice my appreciation!

    JTToft already covered any suggestions I would have made. Looks great!
     
  18. Giuly, Mar 29, 2011
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    Right-Click->Parse works. I fixed ⌘C now, too.

    I thought about closing the window, and I guess close it and flash the icon on successful extraction couldn't be wrong if Apple does it with the build-in zip unarchiver.

    Those two things are done in 0.1.3. For convenience, it autoupdates now, too.

    The password-thing is a general issue with the command line unrar (First extract one file completely, then check CRC of the file) and requires a workaround. I have an idea, though.
     
  19. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - Looks great with version 0.1.3! I already prefer it to UnRarX. :)
    There is one more thing though. Whenever I open an archive (double click the file with GeeUnRAR closed) it tries to extract twice and I this: (see attachment)
    It only happens when starting with the application closed. If it is already running and I double click an archive, it extracts like it is supposed to.
    This should be resolved.
     

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  21. Giuly thread starter macrumors 68040

    Giuly

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    Hi,
    I just released 0.1.5. With this release, all the obvious bugs should be fixed.

    If anyone still has suggestions for further improvement, don't hesitate to let me know.
     
  22. lopoz macrumors regular

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    Good stuff!

    How about sequential extraction (i.e. a queuing system)?
     
  23. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    I still get the double extraction thing when opening archives with the application closed. The same thing I described earlier.
     
  24. chipsteruk macrumors newbie

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    Just got this application and had high hopes as unrarX hasn't been updated for years.. What i don't get is why Your version takes twice as long just to do a simple unrar?

    infact out of macpar deluxe and unrarX and this one.. unrarX still comes out on top :)
     

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