If you go to the Preferences the Default method for TAR is greyed out. In the past we could set the level of compression for a tarball, not that it's what I want, I need it to compact a file always without compression, and if you say so, so in the past there was something wrong.
@applebait just checked and even version 0.1.2.1 (from 2009) has this option disabled in the preferences. This was the behaviour since the first begging, since TAR has no compression and this combo is useless there. GZIP, BZIP, XZ or LZIP can create tarballs and since they provide compression the combo is activated.
It was funny to check out 2009 work anyway. Thanks for the feedback @applebait😊
Oh boy, you're right! :) I'm really sorry! I've checked and as soon as I choose the TAR method again the compression field gets greyed out. What was tricking me was this compression option that if we choose ZIP with some compression as soon as we choose TAR we can't switch it back to No Compression. This now makes sense if you say the TAR is a file with no compression.
if we choose ZIP with some compression as soon as we choose TAR we can't switch it back to No Compression
You see, that is a point. Maybe the method combo should be set to "No compression" once TAR (DMG & ISO too) is selected there, but those are two different settings and the method setting affects to the rest of the formats from the Advanced Window.
Maybe this can be enhanced like:
Non compression format selected
Set the combo to "No compression"
Keep the default method (applied with compression formats) to "Normal"