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7-Zip 15.09 Sources

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7-Zip is a file archiver for Windows. 



7-Zip Copyright (C) 1999-2015 Igor Pavlov.





License Info

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7-Zip is free software distributed under the GNU LGPL 

(except for unRar code).

read License.txt for more infomation about license.



Notes about unRAR license:



Please check main restriction from unRar license:



   2. The unRAR sources may be used in any software to handle RAR

      archives without limitations free of charge, but cannot be used

      to re-create the RAR compression algorithm, which is proprietary.

      Distribution of modified unRAR sources in separate form or as a

      part of other software is permitted, provided that it is clearly

      stated in the documentation and source comments that the code may

      not be used to develop a RAR (WinRAR) compatible archiver.



In brief it means:

1) You can compile and use compiled files under GNU LGPL rules, since 

   unRAR license almost has no restrictions for compiled files.

   You can link these compiled files to LGPL programs.

2) You can fix bugs in source code and use compiled fixed version.

3) You can not use unRAR sources to re-create the RAR compression algorithm.





LZMA SDK

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This package also contains some files from LZMA SDK

You can download LZMA SDK from:

  http://www.7-zip.org/sdk.html

LZMA SDK is written and placed in the public domain by Igor Pavlov.





How to compile

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To compile sources you need Visual C++ 6.0.

For compiling some files you also need 

new Platform SDK from Microsoft' Site:

http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate/psdk-full.htm

or

http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate/XPSP2FULLInstall.htm

or

http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/platformsdk/sdkupdate/



If you use MSVC6, specify SDK directories at top of directories lists:

Tools / Options / Directories

  - Include files

  - Library files





To compile 7-Zip for AMD64 and IA64 you need:

  Windows Server 2003 SP1 Platform SDK from microsoft.com



Also you need Microsoft Macro Assembler:

  - ml.exe for x86 

  - ml64.exe for AMD64

You can use ml.exe from Windows SDK for Windows Vista or some other version.





Compiling under Unix/Linux

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Check this site for Posix/Linux version:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/p7zip/





Notes:

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7-Zip consists of COM modules (DLL files).

But 7-Zip doesn't use standard COM interfaces for creating objects.

Look at

7zip\UI\Client7z folder for example of using DLL files of 7-Zip. 

Some DLL files can use other DLL files from 7-Zip.

If you don't like it, you must use standalone version of DLL.

To compile standalone version of DLL you must include all used parts

to project and define some defs. 

For example, 7zip\Bundles\Format7z is a standalone version  of 7z.dll 

that works with 7z format. So you can use such DLL in your project 

without additional DLL files.





Description of 7-Zip sources package

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DOC                Documentation

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  7zFormat.txt   - 7z format description

  copying.txt    - GNU LGPL license

  unRarLicense.txt - License for unRAR part of source code

  src-history.txt  - Sources history

  Methods.txt    - Compression method IDs

  readme.txt     - Readme file

  lzma.txt       - LZMA compression description

  7zip.nsi       - installer script for NSIS

  7zip.wix       - installer script for WIX





Asm - Source code in Assembler (optimized code for CRC calculation and Intel-AES encryption)



C   - Source code in C



CPP - Source code in C++



Common            common files for C++ projects



Windows           common files for Windows related code



7zip



  Common          Common modules for 7-zip



  Archive         files related to archiving



  Bundle          Modules that are bundles of other modules (files)



    Alone         7za.exe: Standalone version of 7-Zip console that supports only 7z/xz/cab/zip/gzip/bzip2/tar.

    Alone7z       7zr.exe: Standalone version of 7-Zip console that supports only 7z (reduced version)

    Fm            Standalone version of 7-Zip File Manager

    Format7z            7za.dll:  .7z support

    Format7zExtract     7zxa.dll: .7z support, extracting only

    Format7zR           7zr.dll:  .7z support, reduced version

    Format7zExtractR    7zxr.dll: .7z support, reduced version, extracting only

    Format7zF           7z.dll:   all formats

    LzmaCon       lzma.exe: LZMA compression/decompression

    SFXCon        7zCon.sfx: Console 7z SFX module

    SFXWin        7z.sfx: Windows 7z SFX module

    SFXSetup      7zS.sfx: Windows 7z SFX module for Installers



  Compress        files for compression/decompression



  Crypto          files for encryption / decompression



  UI



    Agent         Intermediary modules for FAR plugin and Explorer plugin

    Client7z      Test application for 7za.dll 

    Common        Common UI files

    Console       7z.exe : Console version

    Explorer      7-zip.dll: 7-Zip Shell extension

    Far           plugin for Far Manager

    FileManager   7zFM.exe: 7-Zip File Manager

    GUI           7zG.exe: 7-Zip GUI version







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Igor Pavlov

http://www.7-zip.org