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Compression options for tarball are disabled #317

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applebait opened this Issue Nov 1, 2018 · 7 comments

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applebait commented Nov 1, 2018

I can't remember the exact version but it isn't possible to change the tarball creation compression settings.
TIA

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aonez commented Nov 2, 2018

@applebait I'm not sure what you mean.

Note that TAR does not compress data, so no method selection here:

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For GZIP, BZIP, XZ and LZIP, you can choose the method. Those are the TARBALLs:

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applebait commented Nov 2, 2018

screen shot 2018-11-02 at 17 35 20
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.

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aonez commented Nov 7, 2018

@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 😊

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applebait commented Nov 8, 2018

Can I upload a video here? I swear it allowed us to choose a tarball with or without compression… :/

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aonez commented Nov 8, 2018

You can upload it to YouTube/Dropbox or your preferred site and attach the link :)

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applebait commented Nov 8, 2018

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.

@aonez aonez modified the milestones: 1.1.6, Look at Nov 8, 2018

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aonez commented Nov 8, 2018

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"

Thanks @applebait!

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