Testers wanted - archiving tool.
I've just finished the first version of my "SusieQ Archiver" ( named after the song by CCR :) ).
The file format is very simple and so is the implementation, so I'm looking for 10 - 20 or so people to test it for me.
A little warning: DO NOT go and archive a huge file (larger than your physical RAM + pagefile, or even close to it if I were you). See, by simple, I meant it reads each file in one lump; it allocates a buffer to store the entire file then writes it into the archive. Bad bad bad if you try to archive a 728MB ISO like I just did.
Reading large files in chunks somehow is on the TODO list right now, along with compression, which I actually already have in there but decided against it for now until I'm sure I've got the actual format at least half stable.
Should be easy to use - just try running it and you'll get a usage message ( this has to be run from the command line ).
It's directory based, so just point it at a directory and watch it archive. Oh, I haven't built in support for directories inside the archive yet (another TODO) so I'm not sure what it'll do (if anything) when you tell it to archive your desktop (for example and if you have folders on your desktop).
Right I'm starting to ramble, so I'll just point you to the .zip download.
Yes, it's a zipped EXE. Sorry, but I don't want to release the source code. I will if I deem this version, well, crappy and want to rewrite it, however.
I've got AVG Antivirus and avast! running all the time plus I scanned it before I uploaded it. Obviously if you still don't want to take the chance, by all means don't.
Just tell me here if you're testing it, and send any notes / comments / crash notices to my email address ( email@example.com ).
Typing that link reminds me I really should update that blog sometime.
EDIT: I don't know if it's just me, but I clicked the link and it went... weird. Right clicking it and "Save target as..." seems to work though.